São Paulo School of Advanced Science on High Energy and Plasma Astrophysics in the CTA Era (SPSAS-HighAstro)
21-31 May 2017 - Sao Paulo (Brazil)
The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the next generation world's largest Gamma-Ray Observatory, aimed to be constructed by 2022. It involves an international collaboration of more than 32 countries, which includes Brazil. CTA will provide the deepest insight ever reached into the non-thermal high-energy Universe. It will deliver significant contributions to Cosmology, Plasma Astrophysics, and Astroparticle Physics, yielding an intense synergy between these research areas. CTA will probe the physical conditions of cosmic ray accelerators like black hole sources, pulsars, supernovae, and gamma-ray bursts; the composition and origin of dark matter; the cosmic magnetic fields; and explore the violation of the constancy of the light speed.