Invited Seminars

IIHE invited seminar: The Cherenkov Telescope Array (Vitor de Souza)

G/1-G.1.03 - J. Sacton (Building G)

G/1-G.1.03 - J. Sacton

Building G

The Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory is the next generation ground-based telescope array to study very-high-energy electromagnetic radiation from the Universe. CTA will open a new era in this energy domain with its superior performance with respect to the current generation. In this talk, I will present the most important aspects of the very wide science case of CTA and I'll review fundamentals of the imaging Cherenkov approach. The prospects for the possible discoveries will be presented, with focus on the legacy surveys and on the fundamental astrophysics and physics to be targeted by the CTA Observatory. Our view of the very-high-energy sky is about to change dramatically, CTA will open a new era in our understanding of the highest energetic phenomena in the Universe and in this talk I will discuss some of the expected scientific output.
Short Bio:
Prof. de Souza earned his Bachelor in Physics in 1997, Master's in 2000 and PhD in 2004 at the University of Campinas, Brazil. He was a visiting researcher during his graduate studies at the University of Leeds, Great Britain and the University of Adelaide, Australia. He then was a post-doc at the Institute of Astronomy and Geophysics at the University of São Paulo, Brazil from 2004 until 2007. He held a researcher position at the University of Karlsruhe, Germany during 2007 and 2008 and is Professor in Astroparticle Physics at the University of São Paulo since 2008. He is member of the Pierre Auger Observatory and the CTA Observatory, chair of the Consortium Board of CTA, member of the Director Board of Latin-America Council for Physics, coordinator of the Astronomy Panel of FAPESP, and co-chair of the Department of Physics and Interdisciplinary Science of IFSC/USP.
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Steven Lowette