Milestone

LST1's and CTA's First ATEL

July 14, 2021

Gamma-ray Group

The LST-1 and CTA published their first Astronomer’s Telegram (ATEL) on 13 Jul 2021; 21:03 UT: “Detection of very-high-energy gamma-ray emission from BL Lac with the LST-1”

The LST-1 detected very-high-energy gamma-ray emission from BL Lacertae, an active galaxy associated with a powerful radio source found in the constellation Lacerta.

This is an achievement in proving the performance of the LST1 telescope and robustness of its analysis.

LST-1 teslescope

Latest Group News

Conference

The Gamma-ray group at ICRC 2021, The Astroparticle Physics conference

July 7, 2021

The Gamma ray group is attending and contributing talks to the ICRC 2021, The Astroparticle Physics conference.

New IFAE Member

New member in the Gamma-ray Group

May 5, 2021

Roger Grau has just joined the Gamma-ray Groups at IFAE as PhD student. Roger got his Physics Bachelor’s and Master’s degree at UAB.

Instrumentation

The Raman LIDAR Pathfinder on CTA-North Site Achieves First Light

April 7, 2021

On the evening of the 25 March, the Barcelona Raman LIDAR Pathfinder installed on the CTA-North site at the ORM achieved first light.