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Cherenkov Telescope Array - CTA

Grant number: 15/15897-1
Support Opportunities:Research Projects - Thematic Grants
Duration: August 01, 2016 - February 28, 2022
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
Host Institution: Instituto de Física de São Carlos (IFSC). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Carlos , SP, Brazil
Associated 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 ; Jaziel Goulart Coelho ; Manuela Vecchi ; Marcelo Augusto Leigui de Oliveira ; Rita de Cássia dos Anjos
Associated scholarship(s):21/10383-0 - On the importance of local sources of ultra-high energy cosmic rays, BP.MS
20/15453-4 - Production of high energetic astroparticles, BP.DR
21/01473-6 - Studies of gamma-ray absorption in the extragalactic medium, BP.MS
+ associated scholarships 21/00030-3 - Tests of Lorentz Invariance Violation with Astroparticles, BP.PD
20/00320-9 - Searching for dark matter in light of CTA (Cherenkov Telescope Array), BP.PD
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
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
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)

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Scientific publications (38)
(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)
DE OLIVEIRA, CAINA; DE SOUZA, VITOR. Probing UHECR production in Centaurus A using secondary neutrinos and gamma-rays. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, v. 81, n. 6, . (18/24256-8, 15/15897-1)
OTONIEL, EDSON; COELHO, JAZIEL G.; NUNES, SILVIA P.; MALHEIRO, MANUEL; WEBER, FRIDOLIN. Mass limits of the extremely fast-spinning white dwarf CTCV J2056-3014. Astronomy & Astrophysics, v. 656, . (15/15897-1, 13/26258-4)
PROFUMO, STEFANO; QUEIROZ, FARINALDO; SIQUEIRA, CLARISSA. Has AMS-02 observed two-component dark matter?. JOURNAL OF PHYSICS G-NUCLEAR AND PARTICLE PHYSICS, v. 48, n. 1, . (15/15897-1, 16/01343-7)
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, . (15/15897-1)
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, . (15/15897-1)
MARTINS, EDYVANIA EMILY PEREIRA; DE SOUZA, VITOR. On the detection of direct Cherenkov light from ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays. Astroparticle Physics, v. 141, p. 5-pg., . (15/15897-1)
LINDNER, MANFRED; MAMBRINI, YANN; DE MELO, TESSIO B.; QUEIROZ, FARINALDO S.. XENON1T anomaly: A light Z ' from a Two Higgs Doublet Model. Physics Letters B, v. 811, p. 6-pg., . (16/01343-7, 15/15897-1)
LANG, RODRIGO GUEDES; TAYLOR, ANDREW M.; AHLERS, MARKUS; DE SOUZA, VITOR. Revisiting the distance to the nearest ultrahigh energy cosmic ray source: Effects of extragalactic magnetic fields. Physical Review D, v. 102, n. 6, . (19/01653-4, 16/24943-0, 15/15897-1)
ARBELETCHE, LUAN B.; DE SOUZA, VITOR. Parametrization of the angular distribution of Cherenkov light in air showers. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL C, v. 81, n. 2, . (15/15897-1)
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.; et al. Constraining the local burst rate density of primordial black holes with HAWC. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, n. 4, . (17/03680-3, 15/15897-1)
ABDALLA, H.; AHARONIAN, F.; BENKHALI, F. AIT; ANGUNER, E. O.; ARAKAWA, M.; ARCARO, C.; ARMAND, C.; ARRIETA, M.; BACKES, M.; BARNARD, M.; et al. 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, . (15/15897-1)
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, . (15/15897-1)
BARMAN, BASABENDU; GHOSH, PURUSOTTAM; QUEIROZ, FARINALDO S.; SAHA, ABHIJIT KUMAR. Scalar multiplet dark matter in a fast expanding Universe: Resurrection of the desert region. Physical Review D, v. 104, n. 1, . (16/01343-7, 15/15897-1)
ANJOS, RITA C.; CATALANI, FERNANDO. Galactic Center as an efficient source of cosmic rays. Physical Review D, v. 101, n. 12, . (15/15897-1)
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, . (15/15897-1)
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, . (15/15897-1)
LANG, RODRIGO GUEDES; TAYLOR, ANDREW M.; AHLERS, MARKUS; DE SOUZA, VITOR. Revisiting the distance to the nearest ultrahigh energy cosmic ray source: Effects of extragalactic magnetic fields. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, v. 102, n. 6, p. 11-pg., . (15/15897-1, 16/24943-0, 19/01653-4)
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.; et al. Constraining the local burst rate density of primordial black holes with HAWC. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, v. N/A, n. 4, p. 16-pg., . (17/03680-3, 15/15897-1)
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, p. 9-pg., . (17/03680-3, 16/24943-0, 15/15897-1)
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, . (17/03680-3, 15/15897-1, 16/24943-0)
LANG, RODRIGO GUEDES; TAYLOR, ANDREW M.; DE SOUZA, VITOR. Ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays dipole and beyond. Physical Review D, v. 103, n. 6, . (19/01653-4, 16/24943-0, 15/15897-1)
MARTINEZ-HUERTA, HUMBERTO; LANG, RODRIGO GUEDES; DE SOUZA, VITOR. Lorentz Invariance Violation Tests in Astroparticle Physics. SYMMETRY-BASEL, v. 12, n. 8, . (19/01653-4, 17/03680-3, 15/15897-1, 16/24943-0)
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.; et al. Constraints on Lorentz Invariance Violation from HAWC Observations of Gamma Rays above 100 TeV. Physical Review Letters, v. 124, n. 13, . (17/03680-3, 15/15897-1)
DE MELO, TESSIO B.; KOVALENKO, SERGEY; QUEIROZ, FARINALDO S.; SIQUEIRA, C.; VILLAMIZAR, YOXARA S.. Rare kaon decay to missing energy: Implications of the NA62 result for a Z ` model. Physical Review D, v. 103, n. 11, . (20/00320-9, 16/01343-7, 15/15897-1)
COELHO, JAZIEL G.; DE ARAUJO, JOSE C. N.; LADISLAU, SAMANTHA M.; NUNES, RAFAEL C.. Observational Constraints on the Pulsar Wind Model: The Cases of Crab and Vela. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 920, n. 1, . (13/26258-4, 15/15897-1, 18/18036-5)
COIMBRA-ARAUJO, C. H.; ANJOS, R. C.. Acceleration of charged particles from near-extremal rotating black holes embedded in magnetic fields. Classical and Quantum Gravity, v. 38, n. 1, . (15/15897-1)
PAULO PINHEIRO, JOAO; PIRES, C. A. DE S.; QUEIROZ, FARINALDO S.; VILLAMIZAR, YOXARA S.. onfronting the inverse seesaw mechanism with the recent muon g-2 resul. Physics Letters B, v. 823, . (15/15897-1, 16/01343-7)
ARCADI, GIORGIO; PAULO NETO, JACINTO; QUEIROZ, FARINALDO S.; SIQUEIRA, CLARISSA. oads for right-handed neutrino dark matter: Fast expansion, standard freeze-out, and early matter dominatio. HYSICAL REVIEW, v. 105, n. 3, . (20/00320-9, 16/01343-7, 15/15897-1)
HUANG, GUO-YUAN; QUEIROZ, FARINALDO S.; RODEJOHANN, WERNER. Gauged L-mu - L-tau at a muon collider. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, v. 103, n. 9, p. 10-pg., . (16/01343-7, 15/15897-1)
LINDNER, MANFRED; MAMBRINI, YANN; DE MELO, TESSIO B.; QUEIROZ, FARINALDO S.. XENON1T anomaly: A light Z ` from a Two Higgs Doublet Model. Physics Letters B, v. 811, . (16/01343-7, 15/15897-1)
DE MELO, TESSIO B.; KOVALENKO, SERGEY; QUEIROZ, FARINALDO S.; SIQUEIRA, C.; VILLAMIZAR, YOXARA S.. Rare kaon decay to missing energy: Implications of the NA62 result for a Z ' model. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, v. 103, n. 11, p. 9-pg., . (20/00320-9, 16/01343-7, 15/15897-1)
DELGADO GILER, ANDRES G.; ARBELETCHE, LUAN B.; BIRD, RALPH; ONG, RENE A.; DE SOUZA, VITOR. Measuring the depth of shower maximum of extensive air showers using Cherenkov light. Astroparticle Physics, v. 124, . (15/15897-1)
LANG, RODRIGO GUEDES; MARTINEZ-HUERTA, HUMBERTO; DE SOUZA, VITOR. Limits on the Lorentz Invariance Violation from UHECR Astrophysics. ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL, v. 853, n. 1, . (17/03680-3, 15/15897-1, 16/24943-0, 14/26816-0)
PRADO, RAUL R.; DE SOUZA, VITOR. A new air-shower observable to constrain hadronic interaction models. Astroparticle Physics, v. 93, p. 28-37, . (14/10460-1, 14/19946-4, 15/15897-1)
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, v. N/A, n. 4, p. 28-pg., . (16/19171-8, 15/15897-1)
LANG, RODRIGO GUEDES; TAYLOR, ANDREW M.; DE SOUZA, VITOR. Ultrahigh-energy cosmic rays dipole and beyond. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, v. 103, n. 6, p. 12-pg., . (15/15897-1, 16/24943-0, 19/01653-4)
ABDALLA, H.; AHARONIAN, F.; BENKHALI, F. AIT; ANGUNER, E. O.; ARAKAWA, M.; ARCARO, C.; ARMAND, C.; ARRIETA, M.; BACKES, M.; BARNARD, M.; et al. Searches for gamma-ray lines and 'pure WIMP' spectra from Dark Matter annihilations in dwarf galaxies with HESS. Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics, v. N/A, n. 11, p. 22-pg., . (15/15897-1)
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, v. N/A, n. 12, p. 17-pg., . (15/15897-1)

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