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Cherenkov Telescope Array - CTA

Grant number: 15/15897-1
Support type:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: August 01, 2016 - July 31, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics - Elementary Particle Physics and Fields
Principal Investigator:Luiz Vitor de Souza Filho
Grantee:Luiz Vitor de Souza Filho
Home Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Assoc. researchers:Carlos Jose Todero Peixoto ; Cibelle Celestino Silva ; Clarissa Martins Siqueira ; Edivaldo Moura Santos ; Fabio Iocco ; Farinaldo da Silva Queiroz ; Fernando Catalani ; Gustavo de Araujo Rojas ; Manuela Vecchi ; Marcelo Augusto Leigui de Oliveira ; Rita de Cássia dos Anjos
Associated scholarship(s):20/04833-0 - Study on indirect dark matter seach, BP.IC
19/10700-6 - Fundamental physics with astroparticles: Lorentz invariance violation, BP.IC
18/24256-8 - Local sources of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, BP.MS
+ associated scholarships 18/25793-7 - Indirect dark matter searches in ultra faint dwarf galaxies, BP.MS
17/23832-2 - Searching for dark matter in the galactic center with the Cherenkov Telescope Array, BP.IC
17/19337-6 - Air shower development, BP.IC
17/21541-0 - Local sources of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, BP.IC
17/03680-3 - Lorentz invariance breaking test with astroparticles, BP.PD
16/24943-0 - New physics in astroparticle physics: dark matter and Lorentz invariance, BP.DR
16/19171-8 - Probing the galactic to extragalactic transition with data from the Pierre Auger Observatory and a studying the opacity of the universe to gamma-rays with the Cherenkov Telescope Array, BE.PQ - associated scholarships

Abstract

This project aims at assuring the permanence of the proponents in the world leadership in astroparticle physics through the participation in the Cherenkov Telescope Array Observatory (CTA). CTA is an international collaboration which intends to construct the new generation of ground gamma ray telescopes to study astroparticle physics among other subjects of astrophysical interest. The plan is to build hundreds of telescopes in three different configurations in order to detect gamma rays with energies between 20 GeV and 300 TeV. Ground based gamma ray telescopes have been proved to produce outstanding results over the last two decades. The CTA Observatory will start to be built in 2016 and by completion (2019) it will have 10 times more sensitivity than any currently operating gamma ray telescope. In the past five years, the scientists involved in this project have developed astrophysical models, proposal for data analysis, simulations and instrumentation related to the physics and astrophysics of CTA. This effort was supported by FAPESP via two regular grants (process 2010/19514-6 and 2012/22540-4) and many scholarships. The success of the work done in the past years has culminated in this proposal in which we request support from FAPESP to improve our studies in: a) new physics: dark matter and Lorentz Invariance, b) cosmic rays and gamma rays: production and propagation, c) air showers and the configuration of telescopes, d) instrumentation of telescopes and e) astroparticle physics outreach. We request here financial support to continue the development of the medium size telescopes of CTA in partnership with Brazilian industries. Our participation in the instrumentation of the telescopes is fundamental in order to guarantee the access to the most important data set in astroparticle physics to be recorded by the CTA Observatory in the next two decades which will allow us to do the science listed above. (AU)

Articles published in Agência FAPESP Newsletter about the research grant
Observatory will permit studies of gamma rays with unprecedented precision 
Articles published in other media outlets (2 total):
Cronaca Torino (Itália): Raggi gamma Nebulosa del Granchio, la prima osservazione (07/May/2019)
Media Inaf (Itália): Cielo gamma: due specchi sono meglio di uno (07/May/2019)

Scientific publications (13)
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
MARTINEZ-HUERTA, HUMBERTO; LANG, RODRIGO GUEDES; DE SOUZA, VITOR. Lorentz Invariance Violation Tests in Astroparticle Physics. SYMMETRY-BASEL, v. 12, n. 8 AUG 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ANJOS, RITA C.; CATALANI, FERNANDO. Galactic Center as an efficient source of cosmic rays. Physical Review D, v. 101, n. 12 JUN 12 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ALBERT, A.; ALFARO, R.; ALVAREZ, C.; ARTEAGA-VELAZQUEZ, J. C.; ARUNBABU, K. P.; AVILA ROJAS, D.; SOLARES, H. A. AYALA; BAGHMANYAN, V; BELMONT-MORENO, E.; BENZVI, S. Y.; BRISBOIS, C.; CABALLERO-MORA, K. S.; CAPISTRAN, T.; CARRAMINANA, A.; CASANOVA, S.; COTTI, U.; COTZOMI, J.; DE LA FUENTE, E.; DE LEON, C.; DINGUS, B. L.; DUVERNOIS, M. A.; DIAZ-VELEZ, J. C.; ELLSWORTH, R. W.; ENGEL, K. L.; ESPINOZA, C.; FLEISCHHACK, H.; FRAIJA, N.; GALVAN-GAMEZ, A.; GARCIA-GONZALEZ, J. A.; GARFIAS, F.; GONZALEZ, M. M.; GOODMAN, J. A.; HARDING, J. P.; HERNANDEZ, S.; HONA, B.; HUANG, D.; HUEYOTL-ZAHUANTITLA, F.; HUNTEMEYER, P.; IRIARTE, A.; JOSHI, V; LARA, A.; LEE, W. H.; LEON VARGAS, H.; LINNEMANN, J. T.; LONGINOTTI, A. L.; LUIS-RAYA, G.; LUNDEEN, J.; LOPEZ-COTO, R.; MALONE, K.; MARINELLI, S. S.; MARTINEZ, O.; MARTINEZ-CASTELLANOS, I; MARTINEZ-CASTRO, J.; MARTINEZ-HUERTA, H.; MATTHEWS, J. A.; MIRANDA-ROMAGNOLI, P.; MORALES-SOTO, J. A.; MORENO, E.; MOSTAFA, M.; NAYERHODA, A.; NELLEN, L.; NEWBOLD, M.; NISA, M. U.; NORIEGA-PAPAQUI, R.; PEISKER, A.; PEREZ-PEREZ, E. G.; RHO, C. D.; RIVIERE, C.; ROSA-GONZALEZ, D.; ROSENBERG, M.; SALAZAR, H.; GREUS, F. SALESA; SANDOVAL, A.; SCHNEIDER, M.; SINNIS, G.; SMITH, A. J.; SPRINGER, R. W.; TABACHNICK, E.; TANNER, M.; TIBOLLA, O.; TOLLEFSON, K.; TORRES, I; TORRES-ESCOBEDO, R.; WEISGARBER, T.; WOOD, J.; ZEPEDA, A.; ZHOU, H. Constraining the local burst rate density of primordial black holes with HAWC. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, n. 4 APR 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ALBERT, A.; ALFARO, R.; ALVAREZ, C.; ANGELES CAMACHO, J. R.; ARTEAGA-VELAZQUEZ, J. C.; ARUNBABU, K. P.; AVILA ROJAS, D.; SOLARES, H. A. AYALA; BAGHMANYAN, V; BELMONT-MORENO, E.; BENZVI, S. Y.; BRISBOIS, C.; CABALLERO-MORA, K. S.; CAPISTRAN, T.; CARRAMINANA, A.; CASANOVA, S.; COTTI, U.; COTZOMI, J.; COUTINO DE LEON, S.; DE LA FUENTE, E.; DE LEON, C.; DINGUS, B. L.; DUVERNOIS, M. A.; DIAZ-VELEZ, J. C.; ELLSWORTH, R. W.; ENGEL, K.; ESPINOZA, C.; FLEISCHHACK, H.; FRAIJA, N.; GALVAN-GAMEZ, A.; GARCIA, D.; GARCIA-GONZALEZ, J. A.; GARFIAS, F.; GONZALEZ, M. M.; GOODMAN, J. A.; HARDING, J. P.; HERNANDEZ, S.; HONA, B.; HUANG, D.; HUEYOTL-ZAHUANTITLA, F.; HUNTEMEYER, P.; IRIARTE, A.; JOSHI, V; LARA, A.; LEE, W. H.; LEON VARGAS, H.; LINNEMANN, J. T.; LONGINOTTI, A. L.; LUIS-RAYA, G.; LUNDEEN, J.; LOPEZ-COTO, R.; MALONE, K.; MARINELLI, S. S.; MARTINEZ-CASTELLANOS, I; MARTINEZ-CASTRO, J.; MARTINEZ-HUERTA, H.; MATTHEWS, J. A.; MIRANDA-ROMAGNOLI, P.; MORALES-SOTO, J. A.; MORENO, E.; NAYERHODA, A.; NELLEN, L.; NEWBOLD, M.; NISA, M. U.; NORIEGA-PAPAQUI, R.; OMODEI, N.; PEISKER, A.; PEREZ-PEREZ, E. G.; RHO, C. D.; RIVIERE, C.; ROSA-GONZALEZ, D.; ROSENBERG, M.; RUIZ-VELASCO, E.; SALAZAR, H.; GREUS, F. SALESA; SANDOVAL, A.; SCHNEIDER, M.; SCHOORLEMMER, H.; SINNIS, G.; SMITH, A. J.; SPRINGER, R. W.; SURAJBALI, P.; TABACHNICK, E.; TANNER, M.; TIBOLLA, O.; TOLLEFSON, K.; TORRES, I; TORRES-ESCOBEDO, R.; WEISGARBER, T.; YODH, G.; ZEPEDA, A.; ZHOU, H.; COLLABORATION, HAWC. Constraints on Lorentz Invariance Violation from HAWC Observations of Gamma Rays above 100 TeV. Physical Review Letters, v. 124, n. 13 MAR 30 2020. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ARBELETCHE, LUAN B.; DE SOUZA, VITOR. On the parametrization of the distributions of depth of shower maximum of ultra-high energy extensive air showers. Astroparticle Physics, v. 116, MAR 2020. Web of Science Citations: 1.
VIANA, AION; SCHOORLEMMER, HARM; ALBERT, ANDREA; DE SOUZA, VITOR; HARDING, J. PATRICK; HINTON, JIM. Searching for dark matter in the Galactic halo with a wide field of view TeV gamma-ray observatory in the Southern Hemisphere. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, n. 12 DEC 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
COSTA JR, R. P.; DE OLIVEIRA, M. A. LEIGUI. Analysis of the performance of numerical integration methods for the tracking of ultra-high energy cosmic rays. Journal of Computational Physics, v. 392, p. 432-443, SEP 1 2019. Web of Science Citations: 1.
PIMENTEL, D. R. DE MATOS; MOURA-SANTOS, E. Infrared emission from dust and the spectral features of extragalactic gamma-ray sources. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, n. 4 APR 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.
LANG, RODRIGO GUEDES; MARTINEZ-HUERTA, HUMBERTO; DE SOUZA, VITOR. Improved limits on Lorentz invariance violation from astrophysical gamma-ray sources. Physical Review D, v. 99, n. 4 FEB 28 2019. Web of Science Citations: 4.
ABDALLA, H.; AHARONIAN, F.; BENKHALI, F. AIT; ANGUNER, E. O.; ARAKAWA, M.; ARCARO, C.; ARMAND, C.; ARRIETA, M.; BACKES, M.; BARNARD, M.; BECHERINI, Y.; TJUS, J. BECKER; BERGE, D.; BERNHARD, S.; BERNLOEHR, K.; BLACKWELL, R.; BOTTCHER, M.; BOISSON, C.; BOLMONT, J.; BONNEFOY, S.; BORDAS, P.; BREGEON, J.; BRUN, F.; BRUN, P.; BRYAN, M.; BUECHELE, M.; BULIK, T.; BYLUND, T.; CAPASSO, M.; CAROFF, S.; CAROSI, A.; CASANOVA, S.; CERRUTI, M.; CHAKRABORTY, N.; CHANDRA, S.; CHAVES, R. C. G.; CHEN, A.; COLAFRANCESCO, S.; CONDON, B.; DAVIDS, I. D.; DEIL, C.; DEVIN, J.; DEWILT, P.; DIRSON, L.; DJANNATI-ATAI, A.; DMYTRIIEV, A.; DONATH, A.; DOROSHENKO, V.; DRURY, L. O'C.; DYKS, J.; EGBERTS, K.; EMERY, G.; ERNENWEIN, J. -P.; ESCHBACH, S.; FEGAN, S.; FIASSON, A.; FONTAINE, G.; FUNK, S.; FUESSLING, M.; GABICI, S.; GALLANT, Y. A.; GATE, F.; GIAVITTO, G.; GLAWION, D.; GLICENSTEIN, J. F.; GOTTSCHALL, D.; GRONDIN, M. -H.; HAHN, J.; HAUPT, M.; HEINZELMANN, G.; HENRI, G.; HERMANN, G.; HINTON, J. A.; HOFMANN, W.; HOISCHEN, C.; HOLCH, T. L.; HOLLER, M.; HORNS, D.; HUBER, D.; IWASAKI, H.; JACHOLKOWSKA, A.; JAMROZY, M.; JANKOWSKY, D.; JANKOWSKY, F.; JOUVIN, L.; JUNG-RICHARDT, I.; KASTENDIECK, M. A.; KATARZYNSKI, K.; KATSURAGAWA, M.; KATZ, U.; KERSZBERG, D.; KHANGULYAN, D.; KHELIFI, B.; KING, J.; KLEPSER, S.; KLUZNIAK, W.; KOMIN, NU.; KOSACK, K.; KRAKAU, S.; KRAUS, M.; KRUGER, P. P.; LAMANNA, G.; LAU, J.; LEFAUCHEUR, J.; LEMIERE, A.; LEMOINE-GOUMARD, M.; LENAIN, J. -P.; LESER, E.; LOHSE, T.; LORENTZ, M.; LOPEZ-COTO, R.; LYPOVA, I.; MALYSHEV, D.; MARANDON, V.; MARCOWITH, A.; MARIAUD, C.; MARTI-DEVESA, G.; MARX, R.; MAURIN, G.; MEINTJES, P. J.; MITCHELL, A. M. W.; MODERSKI, R.; MOHAMED, M.; MOHRMANN, L.; MOULIN, E.; MURACH, T.; NAKASHIMA, S.; DE NAUROIS, M.; NDIYAVALA, H.; NIEDERWANGER, F.; NIEMIEC, J.; OAKES, L.; O'BRIEN, P.; ODAKA, H.; OHM, S.; OSTROWSKI, M.; OYA, I.; PADOVANI, M.; PANTER, M.; PARSONS, R. D.; PERENNES, C.; PETRUCCI, P. -O.; PEYAUD, B.; PIEL, Q.; PITA, S.; POIREAU, V.; NOEL, A. PRIYANA; PROKHOROV, D. A.; PROKOPH, H.; PUEHLHOFER, G.; PUNCH, M.; QUIRRENBACH, A.; RAAB, S.; RAUTH, R.; REIMER, A.; REIMER, O.; RENAUD, M.; RIEGER, F.; RINCHIUSO, L.; ROMOLI, C.; ROWELL, G.; RUDAK, B.; RUIZ-VELASCO, E.; SAHAKIAN, V.; SAITO, S.; SANCHEZ, D. A.; SANTANGELO, A.; SASAKI, M.; SCHLICKEISER, R.; SCHUSSLER, F.; SCHULZ, A.; SCHWANKE, U.; SCHWEMMER, S.; SEGLAR-ARROYO, M.; SENNIAPPAN, M.; SEYFFERT, A. S.; SHAFI, N.; SHILON, I.; SHININGAYAMWE, K.; SIMONI, R.; SINHA, A.; SOL, H.; SPANIER, F.; SPECOVIUS, A.; SPIR-JACOB, M.; STAWARZ, L.; STEENKAMP, R.; STEGMANN, C.; STEPPA, C.; TAKAHASHI, T.; TAVERNET, J. -P.; TAVERNIER, T.; TAYLOR, A. M.; TERRIER, R.; TIBALDO, L.; TIZIANI, D.; TLUCZYKONT, M.; TRICHARD, C.; TSIROU, M.; TSUJI, N.; TUFFS, R.; UCHIYAMA, Y.; VAN DER WALT, D. J.; VAN ELDIK, C.; VAN RENSBURG, C.; VAN SOELEN, B.; VASILEIADIS, G.; VEH, J.; VENTER, C.; VIANA, A.; VINCENT, P.; VINK, J.; VOISIN, F.; VOELK, H. J.; VUILLAUME, T.; WADIASINGH, Z.; WAGNER, S. J.; WAGNER, R. M.; WHITE, R.; WIERZCHOLSKA, A.; YANG, R.; ZABOROV, D.; ZACHARIAS, M.; ZANIN, R.; ZDZIARSKI, A.; ZECH, A.; ZEFI, F.; ZIEGLER, A.; ZORN, J.; ZYWUCKA, N.; CIRELLI, M.; PANCI, P.; SALA, F.; SILK, J.; TAOSO, M.; COLLABORATION, HESS. Searches for gamma-ray lines and `pure WIMP' spectra from Dark Matter annihilations in dwarf galaxies with HESS. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, n. 11 NOV 2018. Web of Science Citations: 6.
LANG, RODRIGO GUEDES; MARTINEZ-HUERTA, HUMBERTO; DE SOUZA, VITOR. Limits on the Lorentz Invariance Violation from UHECR Astrophysics. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 853, n. 1 JAN 20 2018. Web of Science Citations: 3.
PRADO, RAUL R.; DE SOUZA, VITOR. A new air-shower observable to constrain hadronic interaction models. Astroparticle Physics, v. 93, p. 28-37, JUL 2017. Web of Science Citations: 0.
ABOS, H.; AVE, M.; MARTINEZ-ORTIZ, H. A case study of a procedure to optimize the renewable energy coverage in isolated systems: an astronomical center in the North of Chile. ENERGY SUSTAINABILITY AND SOCIETY, v. 7, MAR 6 2017. Web of Science Citations: 1.

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