Particle Astrophysics

Start year
2003
Organizational Unit
    Description

    The MAGIC Collaboration is integrated by 20 research institutes and university departments from Armenia, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Italy, Poland, Spain, Switzerland and USA. The collaboration comprises two 17m diameter telescopes, located at the Roque de los Muchachos Observatory, designed to measure the Cherenkov radiation associated with atmospheric showers from very high-energy gamma rays.

    CTA is a major international collaboration for building two large Cherenkov observatories at North and South Hemispheres. Roque de los Muchachos Observatory in La Palma has been selected to host the Northern observatory. The first large size telescope was inaugurated in October 2018, and we are presently building the other three.

    Principal investigator
    Project staff
    Collaborators
    Marie Karjalianen
    1. Inauguration of the first large-size telescope of CTA (LST-1) at the Observatorio del Roque de Los Muchachos
    2. Detection of a neutrino generated in a blazar with MAGIC, IcCube and Fermi-LAT
    3. Discovery of the binary systemPSR J2032+4127/MT91 213 emitting in VHE gamma rays.

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    Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA)
    CTA
    Cherenkov Telescope Array
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    • Artist's impression of a blazar

      An international team of astronomers has identified one of the rarest known classes of gamma-ray emitting galaxies, called BL Lacertae, within the first 2 billion years of the age of the Universe. The team, that has used one of the largest optical telescope in the world, Gran Telescopio Canarias (GTC), located at the Observatorio del Roque de los Muchachos (Garafía, La Palma), consists of researchers from the Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM, Spain), DESY (Germany), University of California Riverside and Clemson University (USA). The finding is published in The Astrophysical Journal

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