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.

CTA Prototype LST-1 Detects Very High-Energy Emission from the Crab Pulsar

Between January and February 2020, the prototype Large-Sized Telescope (LST), the LST-1, observed the Crab Pulsar, the neutron star at the centre of the Crab Nebula. The telescope, which is being commissioned on the CTA-North site on the island of La Palma in the Canary Islands, was conducting engineering runs to verify the telescope performance and adjust operating parameters.

The Dark Side of the Matter

The potential CTA brings to the hunt for dark matter is clear: it will exponentially increase our chances of solving the mystery behind dark matter in the next decade, and it could very well hold the key to unveiling completely unimagined discoveries in the field of fundamental physics.