The international CTA project is an initiative to build the next generation ground-based gamma-ray observatory, sensitive to the highest energy photons (with billion times higher energies than X-rays) know from cosmic sources. CTA is currently in a prototyping phase with Leicester playing a major role in the overall design of the instrument and prototyping a new concept ultra-fast camera (see here for more details). First CTA science will take place from 2016, with the instrument reaching full sensitivity by 2020.

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