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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
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 ; Edivaldo Moura Santos ; Fabio Iocco ; Fernando Catalani ; Gustavo de Araujo Rojas ; Manuela Vecchi ; Marcelo Augusto Leigui de Oliveira ; Rita de Cássia dos Anjos
Associated scholarship(s):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
17/21541-0 - Local sources of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays, BP.IC
+ associated scholarships 17/19337-6 - Air shower development, 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 about the research grant
Observatory will permit studies of gamma rays with unprecedented precision 

Scientific publications (6)
(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)
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: 0.
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: 2.
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: 1.
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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