About CTA-US

  • Posted on: 19 January 2015
  • By: aalbert

CTA-US group picture from our January 2015 meeting in Tucson, AZ

CTA-US is a group of physicists based in the United States who work within the international Cherenkov Telescope Array Consortium.  Our group is located across 22 institutions and national laboratories across the U.S.  We bring expertise from particles physics and high-energy astrophysics together to help build the next generation high-energy particle astrophysics experiment: The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA).  Groups within the CTA Consortium across the globe are building prototype telescopes to help us design and develop the telescopes for the final array.  CTA-US pioneering the novel Schwarzschild-Couder telescope (SCT) design for its prototype telescope.  The SCT will use a secondary mirror to produce a more compact instrument that will allow for a wider field of view and improved spatial resolution.

CTA-US Institutions:
Adler Planetarium
Argonne National Laboratory
Barnard College
Columbia University
Georgia Institute of Technology
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
Iowa State University
Pennsylvania State University
Purdue University
SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory
University of Alabama, Huntsville
University of California, Davis
University of California, Los Angeles
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Chicago
University of Delaware
University of Iowa
University of Minnesota
University of Utah 
University of Wisconsin 
Washington University in St. Louis 
Yale University