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Paolo Cumani, IFAE Barcelona, OH 14, E23

Event Date: September 29, 2016 16:15

The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the next generation ground-based gamma-ray observatory, aimed at improving the sensitivity of current-generation experiments by an order of magnitude and provide coverage over four decades of energy. The current design consists of two arrays, one in each hemisphere, composed by tens of imaging atmospheric Cherenkov telescopes of different sizes. I will present the current status of the project, focusing on the analysis and simulation work carried on to ensure the best achievable performance, as well as how to use muons for the array calibration.

I received my PhD in Italy working on simulation and analysis for a space-based gamma-ray instrument. As an IFAE postdoc, I am currently working in both MAGIC and CTA, but still dedicating part of my time to gamma-ray satellites. For CTA, I'm part of the Monte Carlo working group, analyzing the simulations of different possible array layouts, and muon simulations for the calibration of the Large Size Telescope (LST).

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