12-20 July 2017
BEXCO
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Contribution

BEXCO - Room E(106/107)

[GA202] Large Size Telescope of the Cherenkov Telescope Array

Speakers

  • Masahiro TESHIMA

Primary authors

  • Masahiro TESHIMA (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, the University of Tokyo, Japan)

Co-authors

  • Daniel MAZIN (Institute for Cosmic Ray Research, the University of Tokyo, Japan)
  • Manel MARTINEZ (Institut de Fisica d’Altes Energies (IFAE), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra)
  • Juan CORTINA (Institut de Fisica d’Altes Energies (IFAE), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Campus UAB, 08193 Bellaterra)
  • Thomas SCHWEIZER (Max-Planck-Institute for Physics, Munich, D80805, Germany)

Description

CTA is the next generation high-energy gamma-ray observatory, which consists of two sites, Paranal, Chile in South and La Palma, Spain in North to establish all sky coverage at the very high energy range. With the baseline design of CTA, we will build four large size telescopes at the center of the array on both sites. The Large Size Telescopes (LST) will detect with high sensitivity gamma rays with energy between 20GeV and 1000GeV, extend the visible gamma-ray Universe up to the redshift of four and significantly improve the sensitivity for the transient sources, GRBs, rapidly flaring AGN and galactic transients. Science to be done with the LSTs is quite broad. We are now installing the prototype Large Size Telescopes in CTA North. The construction will be completed in November 2017. After the verification and validation, this telescope will be operated as the first CTA - LST telescope (LST1) in CTA North, and then we move to the mass production of LST2-8 . In this paper, we will discuss the status of CTA - LST project, time schedule and expected science.