The CTAO Enters a New Phase of Growth

Bologna, Italy – On Thursday, 18 April, during the closing session of the CTAO Science Symposium at Teatro Duse in Bologna, the Managing Director of the CTAO, Dr. Stuart McMuldroch, officially announced the Observatory’s new phase of growth. Supported by the 30M Euro endorsement by the CTAO’s governing bodies in September 2023, this new period … Continued

“ESCAPE to the Future” Event Recommits CTAO and ESCAPE Partners in Collaboration for Open Science

The CTAO, in partnership with many of Europe’s biggest facilities in physics-related disciplines, has just recommitted to a long-term deal to build synergies and work on Open Science topics. This agreement was signed at the “ESCAPE to the Future” conference on October 25-26, 2022, where partners of the ESCAPE Project gathered at the Royal Belgian Institute of Natural Science in Brussels (Belgium).

The CTAO Science Data Management Centre Lays “First Stone”

On Wednesday, 2 March 2022, the first stone-laying ceremony for the CTAO Science Data Management Centre (SDMC) took place at the Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron (DESY) campus in Zeuthen, Brandenburg (Germany). To celebrate this milestone, Brandenburg’s Science Minister, Manja Schüle, and Head of the Sub-Department Large-Scale Facilities and Basic Research at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Volkmar Dietz, participated in the ceremony on campus, together with the Managing Director of the CTAO gGmbH, Federico Ferrini and DESY Director-General, Helmut Dosch.

Gammapy Receives the Jury Prize at the Open Science Awards for Open-Source Research Software

On 5 February 2022, the open-source Gammapy software package, on which the official CTAO’s science analysis tools are based, was awarded by the French Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Innovation with the Jury Prize during the first Open Science Awards for Open-Source Research Software for its technical quality, available documentation and leadership within the community.