The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is an international effort aiming to build the next-generation ground-based gamma-ray detectors. It will be comprised of two arrays of imaging air Cherenkov telescopes one located in the the northen hemisphere, La Palma, Spain, and the other in the southern hemisphere, in Chile. The science goals are detailed in the book upcoming book Science with the Cherenkov Telescope Array (arXiv).
The Institute of Astronomy, Geophysics, and Atmospheric Sciences of the University of São Paulo is strongly involved in the construction of telescopes for CTA, in particular the ASTRI Mini-Array, thanks to funding of the São Paulo Research Foundations (FAPESP). More details about ASTRI can be found in the project’s page.
Access the official CTA website for further information.