CTA-PP

The Preparatory Phase for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA-PP)

 Coordinatore MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V. 

 Organization address address: Hofgartenstrasse 8
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Werner
Cognome: Hofmann
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 6221 516 330
Fax: +49 6221 516 603

 Nazionalità Coordinatore Germany [DE]
 Sito del progetto http://www.cta-observatory.org
 Totale costo 8˙008˙596 €
 EC contributo 5˙197˙776 €
 Programma FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES
Specific Programme "Capacities": Research infrastructures
 Code Call FP7-INFRASTRUCTURES-2010-1
 Funding Scheme CP-CSA-Infra-PP
 Anno di inizio 2010
 Periodo (anno-mese-giorno) 2010-10-01   -   2014-08-31

 Partecipanti

# participant  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    MAX PLANCK GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER WISSENSCHAFTEN E.V.

 Organization address address: Hofgartenstrasse 8
city: MUENCHEN
postcode: 80539

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Werner
Cognome: Hofmann
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 6221 516 330
Fax: +49 6221 516 603

DE (MUENCHEN) coordinator 1˙028˙065.72
2    RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITAET HEIDELBERG

 Organization address address: SEMINARSTRASSE 2
city: HEIDELBERG
postcode: 69117

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Stefan
Cognome: Wagner
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 6221 541712
Fax: +49 6221 541702

DE (HEIDELBERG) participant 1˙072˙895.99
3    CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE

 Organization address address: Rue Michel -Ange 3
city: PARIS
postcode: 75794

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Eliane
Cognome: Perret
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 44964747
Fax: +33 1 44964914

FR (PARIS) participant 575˙763.73
4    INSTITUTO DE FISICA DE ALTAS ENERGIAS

 Organization address address: CAMPUS DE BELLATERRA - UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE BARCELONA
city: CERDANYOLA DEL VALLES
postcode: 8193

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Manel
Cognome: Martinez
Email: send email
Telefono: 34935811309
Fax: 34935811938

ES (CERDANYOLA DEL VALLES) participant 491˙198.39
5    STIFTUNG DEUTSCHES ELEKTRONEN-SYNCHROTRON DESY

 Organization address address: NOTKESTRASSE 85
city: HAMBURG
postcode: 22607

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Ute
Cognome: Krell
Email: send email
Telefono: +49 40 8998 4508
Fax: +49 40 8994 4508

DE (HAMBURG) participant 481˙500.00
6    ISTITUTO NAZIONALE DI ASTROFISICA

 Organization address address: Viale del Parco Mellini 84
city: ROMA
postcode: 136

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Alessandra
Cognome: Scaffidi Abbate
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 06 35533310
Fax: +39 06 35343154

IT (ROMA) participant 415˙794.89
7    COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES

 Organization address address: RUE LEBLANC 25
city: PARIS 15
postcode: 75015

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Nathalie
Cognome: Judas
Email: send email
Telefono: +33 1 69087788
Fax: +33 1 69087401

FR (PARIS 15) participant 374˙545.68
8    UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI

 Organization address address: Ul. Golebia 24
city: KRAKOW
postcode: 31007

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Michal
Cognome: Ostrowski
Email: send email
Telefono: +48 12 4251294 46
Fax: +48 12 4251318

PL (KRAKOW) participant 345˙600.00
9    UNIVERSITY OF LEEDS

 Organization address address: WOODHOUSE LANE
city: LEEDS
postcode: LS2 9JT

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Martin
Cognome: Hamilton
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 113 343 4090
Fax: +44 113 343 0949

UK (LEEDS) participant 256˙644.34
10    UNIVERSITY OF LEICESTER

 Organization address address: University Road
city: LEICESTER
postcode: LE1 7RH

contact info
Titolo: Ms.
Nome: Nickie
Cognome: Ketcher
Email: send email
Telefono: +44 116 252 3332
Fax: +44 116 252 2028

UK (LEICESTER) participant 155˙767.26
11    COMISION NACIONAL DE ENERGIA ATOMICA

 Organization address address: Avda. del Libertador 8250
city: BUENOS AIRES
postcode: 1429

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Alberto
Cognome: Etchegoyen
Email: send email
Telefono: +54 11 6772 7062
Fax: +54 11 6772 7131

AR (BUENOS AIRES) participant 0.00
12    NOORDWES-UNIVERSITEIT

 Organization address address: HOFFMAN STREET 11
city: POTCHEFSTROOM
postcode: 2531

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Markus
Cognome: Böttcher
Email: send email
Telefono: +2718 299 2418
Fax: +2718 299 2421

ZA (POTCHEFSTROOM) participant 0.00
13    STOCKHOLMS UNIVERSITET

 Organization address address: Universitetsvaegen 10
city: STOCKHOLM
postcode: 10691

contact info
Titolo: Mr.
Nome: Eilert
Cognome: Stensson
Email: send email
Telefono: +46 8 5537 8705
Fax: +46 8 5537 8716

SE (STOCKHOLM) participant 0.00
14    TURUN YLIOPISTO

 Organization address address: YLIOPISTONMAKI
city: TURUN YLIOPISTO
postcode: 20014

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Eliisa
Cognome: Särkilahti
Email: send email
Telefono: +358 2 3336155
Fax: +358 2 3336446

FI (TURUN YLIOPISTO) participant 0.00
15    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI PADOVA

 Organization address address: VIA 8 FEBBRAIO 2
city: PADOVA
postcode: 35122

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Francesca
Cognome: Soramel
Email: send email
Telefono: +39 049 8277118
Fax: +39 049 8277102

IT (PADOVA) participant 0.00
16    UNIVERSITAET INNSBRUCK

 Organization address address: INNRAIN 52
city: INNSBRUCK
postcode: 6020

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Olaf
Cognome: Reimer
Email: send email
Telefono: +43 512507 52060
Fax: +43 512507 52099

AT (INNSBRUCK) participant 0.00
17    UNIVERSITAET ZUERICH

 Organization address address: Raemistrasse 71
city: ZURICH
postcode: 8006

contact info
Titolo: Prof.
Nome: Ueli
Cognome: Straumann
Email: send email
Telefono: +41 78 892 7418
Fax: +41 44 635 5704

CH (ZURICH) participant 0.00
18    UNIVERSITY OF NAMIBIA

 Organization address address: MANDUME NDEMUFAYO AVENUE 340
city: WINDHOEK
postcode: 9000

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Riaan
Cognome: Steenkamp
Email: send email
Telefono: +264 61 206 3673
Fax: +264 61 206 3791

NA (WINDHOEK) participant 0.00
19    University of Tokyo

 Organization address address: "Hongo, Bunkyo-ku 7-3-1"
city: Tokyo
postcode: 113-8656

contact info
Titolo: Dr.
Nome: Tomonori
Cognome: Totani
Email: send email
Telefono: +81 75 753 3894
Fax: +81 75 753 3897

JP (Tokyo) participant 0.00

Mappa


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 Obiettivo del progetto (Objective)

'The Cherenkov Telescope Array CTA will be the first open facility for gamma-ray astronomy in the very-high-energy domain, with a performance which is dramatically improved over existing instruments in terms of sensitivity, energy coverage, survey capability and flexibility. CTA will probe non-thermal phenomena in the Universe – known to have comparable energy content to other forms of energy such as thermal radiation – both in our own Galaxy and at cosmological distances, addressing questions in astrophysics, astroparticle physics, particle physics, plasma physics, cosmology, and fundamental physics. The CTA preparatory phase – CTA-PP – will address a number of crucial prerequisites for the approval, construction and operation of CTA: > the set-up of a Project Office offering means for electronic communication as well as data storage and handling for documents of the whole consortium > the legal framework, governance schemes, and financial regulations for the following phases of CTA (pre-construction, construction and operation) > assuring funding for the pre-construction phase after termination of CTA-PP > the preparation of funding agreements between potential funding agencies > the preparation of negotiations with potential host countries for the CTA instrument > the detailed technical design and costing of the CTA observatory > the selection of sites for deployment negotiations, and detailing and cost-estimation of the required site infrastructure > the schemes for procurement and industry involvement in the technical design and construction of CTA > the required linking with relevant science communities regarding the detailed definition of the science program, the corresponding final optimisation of the observatory layout, and the definition of user services and data access. For CTA-PP, support is sought primarily for work on the legal, governance and financial issues, for the installation of a project office coordinating and supporting management of CTA-PP as well as the design of CTA and the planning of the implementation, and for studies regarding the optimisation and production of CTA components by industry. The ultimate delivery of CTA-PP will be a detailed implementation plan for the CTA infrastructure.'

Introduzione (Teaser)

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) will observe our Universe at the extreme high-energy end of the electromagnetic spectrum. An EU-funded initiative has laid the groundwork for development and installation of this next-generation ground-based gamma ray observatory.

Descrizione progetto (Article)

Gamma rays provide information on particle acceleration. Cosmic phenomena such as supernova (massive star) explosions and black hole formation accelerate electrically charged particles to incredibly high speeds. These extreme phenomena remain to date poorly understood.

With its unprecedented sensitivity, energy band coverage, and angular and temporal resolution, the CTA will allow study of the very high-energy radiation reaching Earth in enough detail to probe both galactic and extragalactic sources. Two arrays of Cherenkov telescopes are planned to be installed, one in each hemisphere.

Scientists from 28 countries initiated the project CTA-PP (The preparatory phase for the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA-PP)) to lay the groundwork for making the CTA facilities a reality.EU funds helped to establish the central project office in Heidelberg and organise extensive reviews to determine telescope requirements.

Specifically, representatives of ministries and funding agencies involved in the CTA collaboration agreed on three major reviews towards its construction: the science performance and preliminary requirement review, the preliminary design review and the critical design review.

The CTA-PP consortium also explored the legal framework that will allow the collaboration members to jointly develop a new research infrastructure. CTA will differ from other collaborations operating instruments in the field of gamma ray astronomy.

For the first time, CTA will be open to a broad scientific community. Interested astronomers will be provided access and support through a proposal process. Data will also be made publicly available and will be accessible through virtual observatory tools.

Current Cherenkov telescopes use custom-designed data formats and analysis software. In contrast, CTA will adopt the astronomical standard for data formats, known as Flexible Image Transport System (FITS), as well as standard analysis tools.

In addition, CTA-PP project partners pursued close cooperation with industry in optimisation of the overall system design and the procurement of specialised components. For the next generation of TeV telescope, thousands of optical mirror panels that have to be manufactured, tested and mounted on each telescope.

The CTA-PP project has laid sufficient groundwork for the next phase of one of the largest instruments to be built in this decade. The CTA is set to make exciting new discoveries about the evolution of our Universe and to make participation in the discovery process open to all interested scientists.

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