Publications by Garret Cotter


Monte Carlo studies for the optimisation of the Cherenkov Telescope Array layout

Astroparticle Physics 111 (2019) 35-53

A Acharyya, I Agudo, EO Angüner, R Alfaro, J Alfaro, C Alispach, R Aloisio, R Alves Batista, JP Amans, L Amati, E Amato, G Ambrosi, LA Antonelli, C Aramo, T Armstrong, F Arqueros, L Arrabito, K Asano, H Ashkar, C Balazs, M Balbo, B Balmaverde, P Barai, A Barbano, M Barkov, U Barres de Almeida, JA Barrio, D Bastieri, J Becerra González, J Becker Tjus, L Bellizzi, W Benbow, E Bernardini, MI Bernardos, K Bernlöhr, A Berti, M Berton, B Bertucci, V Beshley, B Biasuzzi, C Bigongiari, R Bird, E Bissaldi, J Biteau, O Blanch, J Blazek, C Boisson, G Bonanno, A Bonardi, C Bonavolontá, G Bonnoli, P Bordas, M Böttcher, J Bregeon, A Brill, AM Brown, K Brügge, P Brun, P Bruno, A Bulgarelli, T Bulik, M Burton, A Burtovoi, G Busetto, R Cameron, R Canestrari, M Capalbi, A Caproni, R Capuzzo-Dolcetta, P Caraveo, S Caroff, R Carosi, S Casanova, E Cascone, F Cassol, F Catalani, O Catalano, D Cauz, M Cerruti, S Chaty, A Chen, M Chernyakova, G Chiaro, M Cieślar, SM Colak, V Conforti, E Congiu, JL Contreras, J Cortina, A Costa, H Costantini, G Cotter, P Cristofari, P Cumani

© 2019 The Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) is the major next-generation observatory for ground-based very-high-energy gamma-ray astronomy. It will improve the sensitivity of current ground-based instruments by a factor of five to twenty, depending on the energy, greatly improving both their angular and energy resolutions over four decades in energy (from 20 GeV to 300 TeV). This achievement will be possible by using tens of imaging Cherenkov telescopes of three successive sizes. They will be arranged into two arrays, one per hemisphere, located on the La Palma island (Spain) and in Paranal (Chile). We present here the optimised and final telescope arrays for both CTA sites, as well as their foreseen performance, resulting from the analysis of three different large-scale Monte Carlo productions.


The feasibility of magnetic reconnection powered blazar flares from synchrotron self-Compton emission

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Oxford University Press (OUP) 486 (2019) 1548-1562

PJ Morris, WJ Potter, G Cotter


Final characterisation and design of the Gamma-ray Cherenkov Telescope (GCT) for the Cherenkov Telescope Array

GROUND-BASED AND AIRBORNE TELESCOPES VII 10700 (2018)

O Le Blanc, G Fasola, JM Huet, R White, A Dmytriiev, H Sol, A Zech, A Abchiche, JP Amans, TP Armstrong, M Barcelo, D Berge, AM Brown, G Buchholtz, PM Chadwick, P Clark, G Cotter, L Dangeon, F De Frondat, P Deiml, JL Dournaux, C Duffy, S Einecke, S Flis, S Funk, G Giavitto, J Gironnet, JA Graham, T Greenshaw, JA Hinton, I Jegouzo, M Kraus, JS Lapington, P Laporte, SA Leach, S Lloyd, IA Minaya, R Morier, A Okumura, H Prokoph, D Ross, G Rowell, CB Rulten, H Schoorlemmer, J Schmoll, ST Spencer, M Stephan, R Stuik, H Tajima, J Thornhill, L Tibaldo, J Vink, JJ Watson, J Williams, A Zink, J Zorn, CTAGCT Project


Characterisation and testing of CHEC-M-A camera prototype for the small-sized telescopes of the Cherenkov telescope array

NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT 904 (2018) 44-63

J Zorn, R White, JJ Watson, TP Armstrong, A Balzer, M Barcelo, D Berge, R Bose, AM Brown, M Bryan, PM Chadwick, P Clark, H Costantini, G Cotter, L Dangeon, M Daniel, A De Franco, P Deiml, G Fasola, S Funk, M Gebyehu, J Gironnet, JA Graham, T Greenshaw, JA Hinton, M Kraus, JS Lapington, P Laporte, SA Leach, O Le Blanc, A Malouf, P Molyneux, P Moore, H Prokoph, A Okumura, D Ross, G Rowell, L Sapozhnikov, H Schoorlemmer, H Sol, M Stephan, H Tajima, L Tibaldo, G Varner, A Zink


The GCT camera for the Cherenkov Telescope Array

NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT 876 (2016) 1-4

JS Lapington, A Abchiche, D Allan, J-P Amans, TP Armstrong, A Balzer, D Berge, C Boisson, J-J Bousquet, R Bose, AM Brown, M Bryan, G Buchholtz, J Buckley, PM Chadwick, H Costantini, G Cotter, MK Daniel, A De Franco, F De Frondat, J-L Dournaux, D Dumas, J-P Ernenwein, G Fasola, S Funk, J Gironnet, JA Graham, T Greenshaw, O Hervet, N Hidaka, JA Hinton, J-M Huet, D Jankowsky, I Jegouzo, T Jogler, T Kawashima, M Kraus, P Laporte, S Leach, J Lefaucheur, S Markoff, T Melse, IA Minaya, L Mohrmann, P Molyneux, P Moore, SJ Nolan, A Okumura, JP Osborne, RD Parsons, S Rosen, D Ross, G Rowell, CB Rulten, Y Sato, F Sayede, J Schmoll, H Schoorlemmer, M Servillat, H Sol, V Stamatescu, M Stephan, R Stuik, J Sykes, H Tajima, J Thornhill, L Tibaldo, C Trichard, G Varner, J Vink, JJ Watson, R White, N Yamane, A Zech, A Zink, J Zorn, CTA Consortium


Redshift measurement of Fermi blazars for the Cherenkov telescope array

AIP Conference Proceedings 1792 (2017)

S Pita, P Goldoni, C Boisson, G Cotter, J Lefaucheur, JP Lenain, E Lindfors, DA Williams

© 2017 Author(s). Blazars are active galactic nuclei, and the most numerous High Energy (HE) and Very High Energy (VHE) γ-ray emitters. Their optical emission is often dominated by non-thermal, and, in the case of BL Lacs, featureless continuum radiation. This makes the determination of their redshift extremely difficult. Indeed, as of today only about 50% of γ-ray blazars have a measured spectroscopic redshift. The knowledge of redshift is fundamental because it allows the precise modeling of the VHE emission and also of its interaction with the extragalactic background light (EBL). The beginning of the Cherenkov Telescope Array (CTA) operations in the near future will allow the detection of several hundreds of new blazars. Using the Fermi catalogue of sources above 50 GeV (2FHL), we performed simulations which indicate that a significant fraction of the 2FHL blazars detectable by CTA will not have a measured redshift. As a matter of fact, the organization of observing campaigns to measure the redshift of these blazars has been recognized as a necessary support for the AGN Key Science Project of CTA. We are planning such an observing campaign. In order to optimize our chances of success, we will perform preliminary deep imaging observations aimed at detecting or setting upper limits to the host galaxy. We will then take spectra of the candidates with the brightest host galaxies. Taking advantage of the recent success of an X-shooter GTO observing campaign, these observations will be different with respect to previous ones due to the use of higher resolution spectrographs and of 8 meter class telescopes. We are starting to submit proposals for these observations. In this paper we briefly describe how candidates are selected and the corresponding observation program.


Gamma-ray novae: Rare or nearby?

Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 465 (2017) 1218-1226

PJ Morris, G Cotter, AM Brown, PM Chadwick

© 2016 The Authors. Classical novae were revealed as a surprise source of γ-rays in Fermi Large Area Telescope (LAT) observations. During the first 8 yr since the LAT was launched, 6 novae in total have been detected to > 5σ in γ -rays, in contrast to the 69 discovered optically in the same period. We attempt to resolve this discrepancy by assuming all novae are γ -ray emitters, and assigning peak 1 d fluxes based on a flat distribution of the known emitters to a simulated population. To determine optical parameters, the spatial distribution and magnitudes of bulge and disc novae in M31 are scaled to the MilkyWay, which we approximate as a disc with a 20 kpc radius and elliptical bulge with semimajor axis 3 kpc and axis ratios 2:1 in the xy plane. We approximate Galactic reddening using a double exponential disc with vertical and radial scaleheights of rd = 5 kpc and zd = 0.2 kpc, and demonstrate that even such a rudimentary model can easily reproduce the observed fraction of γ -ray novae, implying that these apparently rare sources are in fact nearby and not intrinsically rare. We conclude that classical novae with mR ≤ 12 and within ≈8 kpc are likely to be discovered in γ -rays using the Fermi LAT.


IC 630: Piercing the Veil of the Nuclear Gas

The Astrophysical Journal 838 (2017) 102-102

M Durré, J Mould, M Schartmann, SA Uddin, G Cotter


Inauguration and First Light of the GCT-M Prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array

HIGH ENERGY GAMMA-RAY ASTRONOMY 1792 (2017)

JJ Watson, A De Franco, A Abchiche, D Allan, J-P Amans, TP Armstrong, A Balzer, D Berge, C Boisson, J-J Bousquet, AM Brown, M Bryan, G Buchholtz, PM Chadwick, H Costantini, G Cotter, MK Daniel, F De Frondat, J-L Dournaux, D Dumas, J-P Ernenwein, G Fasola, S Funk, J Gironnet, JA Graham, T Greenshaw, O Hervet, N Hidaka, JA Hinton, J-M Huet, I Jegouzo, T Jogler, M Kraus, JS Lapington, P Laporte, J Lefaucheur, S Markoff, T Melse, L Mohrmann, P Molyneux, SJ Nolan, A Okumura, JP Osborne, RD Parsons, S Rosen, D Ross, G Rowell, CB Rulten, Y Sato, F Sayede, J Schmoll, H Schoorlemmer, M Servillat, H Sol, V Stamatescu, M Stephan, R Stuik, J Sykes, H Tajima, J Thornhill, L Tibaldo, C Trichard, J Vink, R White, N Yamane, A Zech, A Zink, J Zorn, CTA Consortium


The Gamma-ray Cherenkov Telescope for the Cherenkov Telescope Array

HIGH ENERGY GAMMA-RAY ASTRONOMY 1792 (2017)

L Tibaldo, A Abchiche, D Allan, J-P Amans, TP Armstrong, A Balzer, D Bergey, C Boisson, J-J Bousquet, AM Brown, M Bryan, G Buchholtz, PM Chadwick, H Costantini, G Cotter, MK Daniels, A De Franco, F De Frondat, J-L Dournaux, D Dumas, J-P Ernenwein, G Fasola, S Funk, J Gironnet, JA Graham, T Greenshaws, O Hervet, N Hidaka, JA Hintoni, J-M Huet, D Jankowsky, I Jegouzo, T Jogler, M Kraus, JS Lapington, P Laporte, J Lefaucheur, S Markoff, T Melse, L Mohrmann, P Molyneux, SJ Nolan, A Okumura, JP Osborne, RD Parsons, S Rosen, D Ross, G Rowell, CB Rulten, Y Sato, F Sayede, J Schmoll, H Schoorlemmer, M Servillat, H Sol, V Stamatescu, M Stephan, R Stuik, J Sykes, H Tajima, J Thornhill, C Trichard, J Vink, JJ Watson, R White, N Yamane, A Zech, A Zink, J Zorn, CTA Consortium


Operating performance of the gamma-ray Cherenkov telescope: An end-to-end Schwarzschild-Couder telescope prototype for the Cherenkov Telescope Array

NUCLEAR INSTRUMENTS & METHODS IN PHYSICS RESEARCH SECTION A-ACCELERATORS SPECTROMETERS DETECTORS AND ASSOCIATED EQUIPMENT 845 (2016) 355-358

JL Dournaux, A De Franco, P Laporte, R White, T Greenshaw, H Sol, A Abchiche, D Allan, JP Amans, TP Armstrong, A Balzer, D Berge, C Boisson, JJ Bousquet, AM Brown, M Bryan, G Buchholtz, PM Chadwick, H Costantini, G Cotter, M Daniel, F De Frondat, D Dumas, JP Ernenwein, G Fasola, S Funk, J Gaudemard, JA Graham, J Gironnet, O Hervet, N Hidaka, JA Hinton, JM Huet, I Jegouzo, T Jogler, T Kawashima, M Kraus, JS Lapington, J Lefaucheur, S Markoff, T Melse, L Morhrmann, P Molnyeux, SJ Nolan, A Okumura, RD Parsons, D Ross, G Rowell, Y Sato, F Sayede, J Schmoll, H Schoorlemmer, M Servillat, V Stamatescu, M Stephan, R Stuik, J Sykes, H Tajima, J Thornhill, L Tibaldo, C Trichard, J Vinkh, J Watson, N Yamane, A Zech, A Zink


Prospects for Cherenkov Telescope Array Observations of the Young Supernova Remnant RX J1713.7-3946

ASTROPHYSICAL JOURNAL 840 (2017) ARTN 74

F Acero, R Aloisio, J Amans, E Amato, LA Antonelli, C Aramo, T Armstrong, F Arqueros, K Asano, M Ashley, M Backes, C Balazs, A Balzer, A Bamba, M Barkov, JA Barrio, W Benbow, K Bernloehr, V Beshley, C Bigongiari, A Biland, A Bilinsky, E Bissaldi, J Biteau, O Blanch, P Blasi, J Blazek, C Boisson, G Bonanno, A Bonardi, C Bonavolonta, G Bonnoli, C Braiding, S Brau-Nogue, J Bregeon, AM Brown, V Bugaev, A Bulgarelli, T Bulik, M Burton, A Burtovoi, G Busetto, M Bottcher, R Cameron, M Capalbi, A Caproni, P Caraveo, R Carosi, E Cascone, M Cerruti, S Chaty, A Chen, X Chen, M Chernyakova, M Chikawa, J Chudoba, J Cohen-Tanugi, S Colafrancesco, V Conforti, JL Contreras, A Costa, G Cotter, S Covino, G Covone, P Cumani, G Cusumano, F D'Ammando, D D'Urso, M Daniel, F Dazzi, A De Angelis, G De Cesare, A De Franco, F De Frondat, EMDG Dal Pino, C De Lisio, RDLR Lopez, B De Lotto, M de Naurois, F De Palma, M Del Santo, C Delgado, D della Volpe, T Di Girolamo, C Di Giulio, F Di Pierro, L Di Venere, M Doro, J Dournaux, D Dumas, V Dwarkadas, C Diaz, J Ebr, K Egberts, S Einecke, D Elsaesser, S Eschbach, D Falceta-Goncalves, G Fasola, E Fedorova, A Fernandez-Barral, G Ferrand, M Fesquet, E Fiandrini, A Fiasson, MD Filipovic, V Fioretti, L Font, G Fontaine, FJ Franco, L Freixas Coromina, Y Fujita, Y Fukui, S Funk, A Forster, A Gadola, RG Lopez, M Garczarczyk, N Giglietto, F Giordano, A Giuliani, J Glicenstein, R Gnatyk, P Goldoni, T Grabarczyk, R Graciani, J Graham, P Grandi, J Granot, AJ Green, S Griffiths, S Gunji, H Hakobyan, S Hara, T Hassan, M Hayashida, M Heller, JC Helo, J Hinton, B Hnatyk, J Huet, M Huetten, TB Humensky, M Hussein, J Horandel, Y Ikeno, T Inada, Y Inome, S Inoue, T Inoue, Y Inoue, K Ioka, M Iori, J Jacquemier, P Janecek, D Jankowsky, I Jung, P Kaaret, H Katagiri, S Kimeswenger, S Kimura, J Knodlseder, B Koch, J Kocot, K Kohri, N Komin, Y Konno, K Kosack, S Koyama, M Kraus, H Kubo, GK Mezek, J Kushida, N La Palombara, K Lalik, G Lamanna, H Landt, J Lapington, P Laporte, S Lee, J Lees, J Lefaucheur, J-P Lenain, G Leto, E Lindfors, T Lohse, S Lombardi, F Longo, M Lopez, F Lucarelli, PL Luque-Escamilla, R Lopez-Coto, MC Maccarone, G Maier, G Malaguti, D Mandat, G Maneva, S Mangano, A Marcowith, J Marti, M Martinez, G Martinez, S Masuda, G Maurin, N Maxted, C Melioli, T Mineo, N Mirabal, T Mizuno, R Moderski, M Mohammed, T Montaruli, A Moralejo, K Mori, G Morlino, A Morselli, E Moulin, R Mukherjee, C Mundell, H Muraishi, K Murase, S Nagataki, T Nagayoshi, T Naito, D Nakajima, T Nakamori, R Nemmen, J Niemiec, D Nieto, M Nievas-Rosillo, M Nikolajuk, K Nishijima, K Noda, L Nogues, D Nosek, B Novosyadlyj, S Nozaki, Y Ohira, M Ohishi, S Ohm, A Okumura, RA Ong, R Orito, A Orlati, M Ostrowski, I Oya, M Padovani, J Palacio, M Palatka, JM Paredes, S Pavy, A Pe'er, M Persic, P Petrucci, O Petruk, A Pisarski, M Pohl, A Porcelli, E Prandini, J Prast, G Principe, M Prouza, E Pueschel, G Puelhofer, A Quirrenbach, M Rameez, O Reimer, M Renaud, M Ribo, J Rico, V Rizi, J Rodriguez, GR Fernandez, JJ Rodriguez Vazquez, P Romano, G Romeo, J Rosado, J Rousselle, G Rowell, B Rudak, I Sadeh, S Safi-Harb, T Saito, N Sakaki, D Sanchez, P Sangiorgi, H Sano, M Santander, S Sarkar, M Sawada, EJ Schioppa, H Schoorlemmer, P Schovanek, F Schussler, O Sergijenko, M Servillat, A Shalchi, RC Shellard, H Siejkowski, A Sillanpaa, D Simone, V Sliusar, H Sol, S Stanic, R Starling, L Stawarz, S Stefanik, M Stephan, T Stolarczyk, M Szanecki, T Szepieniec, G Tagliaferri, H Tajima, M Takahashi, J Takeda, M Tanaka, S Tanaka, LA Tejedor, I Telezhinsky, P Temnikov, Y Terada, D Tescaro, M Teshima, V Testa, S Thoudam, F Tokanai, DF Torres, E Torresi, G Tosti, C Townsley, P Travnicek, C Trichard, M Trifoglio, S Tsujimoto, V Vagelli, P Vallania, L Valore, W van Driel, C van Eldik, J Vandenbroucke, V Vassiliev, M Vecchi, S Vercellone, S Vergani, C Vigorito, S Vorobiov, M Vrastil, ML Vazquez Acosta, SJ Wagner, R Wagner, SP Wakely, R Walter, JE Ward, JJ Watson, A Weinstein, M White, R White, A Wierzcholska, P Wilcox, DA Williams, R Wischnewski, P Wojcik, T Yamamoto, H Yamamoto, R Yamazaki, S Yanagita, L Yang, T Yoshida, M Yoshida, S Yoshiike, T Yoshikoshi, M Zacharias, L Zampieri, R Zanin, M Zavrtanik, D Zavrtanik, A Zdziarski, A Zech, H Zechlin, V Zhdanov, A Ziegler, J Zorn


Are gamma-ray novae instrinsically rare or just nearby?

Proceedings of Science 2017-October (2017)

PJ Morris, G Cotter, AM Brown, PM Chadwick

© Copyright owned by the author(s). Fermi LAT data revealed classical novae as unexpected gamma-ray sources, yet only 6 of 69 of those optically detected in the first 8 years of Fermi LAT observations were confirmed as > 5? gamma-ray sources. These proceedings outline Monte Carlo simulations in which a population of Galactic novae were simulated based on spatial distributions and R-band magnitudes based on their M31 counterparts. Interstellar extinction was added using a double exponential disc model, and gamma-ray properties were defined based on those of the original 6 gamma-ray novae. We demonstrate that observations are consistent will all classical novae being gamma-ray sources, and that the gamma-ray sky background is the largest inhibitor when discovering these sources. Furthermore, we predict that all classical novae occurring within ? 8 kpc and with mR ? 12 will be detected using the Fermi LAT.


Cherenkov telescope array extragalactic survey discovery potential and the impact of axion-like particles and secondary gamma rays

ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS 93 (2017) 8-16

A De Franco, Y Inoue, MA Sanchez-Conde, G Cotter


The MeerKAT international GHz tiered extragalactic exploration (MIGHTEE) survey

Proceedings of Science (2016)

MJ Jarvis, AR Taylor, I Agudo, JR Allison, RP Deane, B Frank, N Gupta, I Heywood, N Maddox, K McAlpine, MG Santos, AMM Scaife, M Vaccari, JTL Zwart, E Adams, DJ Bacon, AJ Baker, BA Bassett, PN Best, R Beswick, S Blyth, ML Brown, M Brüggen, M Cluver, S Colafranceso, G Cotter, C Cress, R Davé, C Ferrari, MJ Hardcastle, C Hale, I Harrison, PW Hatfield, HR Klöckner, S Kolwa, E Malefahlo, T Marubini, T Mauch, K Moodley, R Morganti, R Norris, JA Peters, I Prandoni, M Prescott, S Oliver, N Oozeer, HJA Röttgering, N Seymour, C Simpson, O Smirnov, DJB Smith, K Spekkens, J Stil, C Tasse, K van der Heyden, IH Whittam, WL WIlliams

© Copyright owned by the author(s). The MIGHTEE large survey project will survey four of the most well-studied extragalactic deep fields, totalling 20 square degrees to µJy sensitivity at Giga-Hertz frequencies, as well as an ultra-deep image of a single ∼1 deg 2 MeerKAT pointing. The observations will provide radio continuum, spectral line and polarisation information. As such, MIGHTEE, along with the excellent multi-wavelength data already available in these deep fields, will allow a range of science to be achieved. Specifically, MIGHTEE is designed to significantly enhance our understanding of, (i) the evolution of AGN and star-formation activity over cosmic time, as a function of stellar mass and environment, free of dust obscuration; (ii) the evolution of neutral hydrogen in the Universe and how this neutral gas eventually turns into stars after moving through the molecular phase, and how efficiently this can fuel AGN activity; (iii) the properties of cosmic magnetic fields and how they evolve in clusters, filaments and galaxies. MIGHTEE will reach similar depth to the planned SKA all-sky survey, and thus will provide a pilot to the cosmology experiments that will be carried out by the SKA over a much larger survey volume.


Test bench for front end electronic of the GCT camera for the Cherenkov Telescope Array

JOURNAL OF INSTRUMENTATION 11 (2016)

A De Franco, G Cotter, CTAC Collaboration


The MeerKAT international GHz tiered extragalactic exploration (MIGHTEE) survey

Proceedings of Science Part F138095 (2016)

MJ Jarvis, AR Taylor, I Agudo, JR Allison, RP Deane, B Frank, N Gupta, I Heywood, N Maddox, K McAlpine, MG Santos, AMM Scaife, M Vaccari, JTL Zwart, E Adams, DJ Bacon, AJ Baker, BA Bassett, PN Best, R Beswick, S Blyth, ML Brown, M Brüggen, M Cluver, S Colafranceso, G Cotter, C Cress, R Davé, C Ferrari, MJ Hardcastle, C Hale, I Harrison, PW Hatfield, HR Klöckner, S Kolwa, E Malefahlo, T Marubini, T Mauch, K Moodley, R Morganti, R Norris, JA Peters, I Prandoni, M Prescott, S Oliver, N Oozeer, HJA Röttgering, N Seymour, C Simpson, O Smirnov, DJB Smith, K Spekkens, J Stil, C Tasse, K van der Heyden, IH Whittam, WL WIlliams

© Copyright owned by the author(s). The MIGHTEE large survey project will survey four of the most well-studied extragalactic deep fields, totalling 20 square degrees to µJy sensitivity at Giga-Hertz frequencies, as well as an ultra-deep image of a single ∼1 deg2MeerKAT pointing. The observations will provide radio continuum, spectral line and polarisation information. As such, MIGHTEE, along with the excellent multi-wavelength data already available in these deep fields, will allow a range of science to be achieved. Specifically, MIGHTEE is designed to significantly enhance our understanding of, (i) the evolution of AGN and star-formation activity over cosmic time, as a function of stellar mass and environment, free of dust obscuration; (ii) the evolution of neutral hydrogen in the Universe and how this neutral gas eventually turns into stars after moving through the molecular phase, and how efficiently this can fuel AGN activity; (iii) the properties of cosmic magnetic fields and how they evolve in clusters, filaments and galaxies. MIGHTEE will reach similar depth to the planned SKA all-sky survey, and thus will provide a pilot to the cosmology experiments that will be carried out by the SKA over a much larger survey volume.


The Gamma-ray Cherenkov Telescope, an end-to end Schwarzschild-Couder telescope prototype proposed for the Cherenkov Telescope Array

GROUND-BASED AND AIRBORNE INSTRUMENTATION FOR ASTRONOMY VI 9908 (2016)

JL Dournaux, A Abchiche, D Allan, JP Amans, TP Armstrong, A Balzer, D Berge, C Boisson, J-J Bousquet, AM Brown, M Bryan, G Buchholtz, PM Chadwick, H Costantini, G Cotter, L Dangeon, MK Daniel, A De Franco, F De Frondat, D Duma, JP Ernenwein, G Fasola, S Funk, J Gironnet, JA Graham, T Greenshaw, B Hameau, O Hervet, N Hidaka, JA Hinton, JM Huet, I Jegouzo, T Jogler, T Kawashima, M Kraush, JS Lapington, P Laporte, J Lefaucheur, S Markoff, T Melse, L Mohrmann, P Molyneux, SJ Nolan, A Okumura, JP Osborne, RD Parsons, S Rosen, D Ross, G Rowell, CB Rulten, Y Sato, F Sayede, J Schmoll, H Schoorlemmer, M Servillat, H Sol, V Stamatescu, M Stephan, R Stuik, J Sykes, H Tojima, J Thornhill, L Tibaldo, C Trichard, J Vink, JJ Watson, R White, N Yamane, A Zech, A Zink, CTA Consortium


Radio Galaxy Zoo: discovery of a poor cluster through a giant wide-angle tail radio galaxy

MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY 460 (2016) 2376-2384

JK Banfield, H Andernach, AD Kapinska, L Rudnick, MJ Hardcastle, G Cotter, S Vaughan, TW Jones, I Heywood, JD Wing, OI Wong, T Matorny, IA Terentev, AR Lopez-Sanchez, RP Norris, N Seymour, SS Shabala, KW Willett


The GCT camera for the Cherenkov Telescope Array

GROUND-BASED AND AIRBORNE TELESCOPES VI 9906 (2016)

AM Brown, A Abchiche, D Allan, J-P Amans, TP Armstrong, A Balzer, D Berge, C Boisson, J-J Bousquet, M Bryan, G Buchholtz, PM Chadwick, H Costantini, G Cotter, MK Daniel, A De Franco, F De Frondat, J-L Dournaux, D Dumas, G Fasola, S Funk, J Gironnet, JA Graham, T Greenshaw, O Hervet, N Hidaka, JA Hinton, J-M Huet, I Jegouzo, T Jogler, M Kraus, JS Lapington, P Laporte, J Lefaucheur, S Markoff, T Melse, L Mohrmann, P Molyneux, SJ Nolan, A Okumura, JP Osborne, RD Parsons, S Rosen, D Ross, G Rowell, Y Sato, F Sayede, J Schmoll, H Schoorlemmer, M Servillat, H Sol, V Stamatescu, M Stephan, R Stuik, J Sykes, H Tajima, J Thornhill, L Tibaldo, C Trichard, J Vink, JJ Watson, R White, N Yamane, A Zech, A Zink, J Zorn, CTA Consortium

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