Engineering and Materials Research Seminar Series

TeV gamma-ray detection from the ground: Camera development for the Cherenkov Telescope Array

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As part of the School of Science and Technology's Engineering and Materials Research Seminar Series, Steve Leach (Leicester University) presents: TeV gamma-ray detection from the ground: Camera development for the Cherenkov Telescope Array.

  • From: Wednesday 6 February 2019, 1 pm
  • To: Wednesday 6 February 2019, 2 pm
  • Location: 015, CELS, Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Nottingham, NG11 8NS

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Event details

As part of the School of Science and Technology's Engineering and Materials Research Seminar Series, Steve Leach (Leicester University) presents: TeV gamma-ray detection from the ground: Camera development for the Cherenkov Telescope Array.

Abstract

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the next generation ground-based observatory for gamma-ray astronomy at very-high energies. With more than 100 telescopes located in the northern and southern hemispheres, CTA will be the world’s largest and most sensitive high-energy gamma-ray observatory. Our team at the Space Research Centre, University of Leicester, is leading development of a prototype camera for the high energy telescope instruments, a 35 x 35cm2 array of 2048 photon counting pixels. This talk will introduce the Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Technique, using the Earth's atmosphere to detect gamma-ray photons, and the development of the camera electronics sensitive to image these faint blue flashes of Cherenkov light.

This seminar is hosted by Dr Ian Shuttleworth and Ed Breeds

All Welcome

For any enquires please contact Dr Ian Shuttleworth

Location details

Room/Building:

015, CELS

Address:

Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
Nottingham
NG11 8NS

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