AVENGe - Advances in Very-High Energy Astrophysics with Next-Generation Cherenkov Telescopes



Via Vittorio Veneto, 21 - 00187 Roma
Alessandro Carosi (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))

We are pleased to announce the workshop “AVENGe - Advances in Very-High Energy Astrophysics with Next-Generation Cherenkov Telescopes", that will be held at Sala Conferenze Cappuccini in Rome (Italy) on May 29-31, 2023. 

The Workshop aims to build or improve the synergies between the different science groups belonging to INAF, INFN and Universities in view of the preparation of the Observational Key Science Projects for the CTA. To this end, both summary and contributed talks covering the main hot topics in VHE astrophysics are foressen as well as dedicated discussion at the end of each presentation block.

The main topics covered by the workshop are:

  • Galactic and extragalactic extreme cosmic accelerators 
  • VHE transients follow-up from GRBs to GW and Neutrino counterparts
  • Pevatrons and their origin
  • Dark Matter and Fundamental Physics with VHE gamma ray
  • New ideas for future gamma-rays facilities and multi-messenger synergies
  • The role and contribution of Italian community to CTA/CTA+


No registration fee is required.

A meeting dinner is foreseen for May the 30th (to be paid individually by participants)

Registrations are opened until 2023, May 25


See you in Roma!

  • Alberto Ulgiati
  • Aldo Morselli
  • Aldo Morselli
  • Alessandra Lamastra
  • Alessandro Cardinali
  • Alessandro Carosi
  • Alessandro Cortopassi
  • Alessandro Maselli
  • Alessandro Papitto
  • Andrea Melandri
  • Antonio Stamerra
  • Biswajit Banerjee
  • Chiara Righi
  • Ciro Bigongiari
  • Dario Gasparrini
  • Davide Miceli
  • Elena Pian
  • Eleonora Torresi
  • Eliana Palazzi
  • Elisa Prandini
  • Enrico Piconcelli
  • Ettore Bronzini
  • Fabio Pintore
  • Fabrizio Tavecchio
  • Federico Di Pierro
  • Filippo Ambrosino
  • Francesco Gabriele Saturni
  • Francesco Longo
  • Francesco Tombesi
  • Francesco Visconti
  • Franco Vivaldi
  • Gabriele Ponti
  • Giacomo Bonnoli
  • Gianluca Castignani
  • Gianpiero Tagliaferri
  • Giorgio Galanti
  • Giovanni Tripodo
  • Giuseppe Di Sciascio
  • Gloria Maria Cicciari
  • Gonzalo Rodriguez Fernandez
  • Innocenza Busa
  • Irene Burelli
  • Lara Nava
  • Luca Foffano
  • Luca Zampieri
  • Lucio Angelo Antonelli
  • Martina Cardillo
  • Massimo Cappi
  • Maura Pilia
  • Michela Rigoselli
  • Michele Doro
  • Niccolo' Bucciantini
  • Paolo Buratti
  • Patrizia Caraveo
  • Pierluigi Bellutti
  • Roberta Zanin
  • Sandro Mereghetti
  • Sara Cutini
  • Saverio Lombardi
  • Silvia Pietroni
  • Simona Paiano
  • Stefano Germani
  • Stefano Marchesi
  • Tommaso Aniello
  • Vito Sguera
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AVENGe - Local Organizing Committee
    • 11:00 AM

      Registration at the venue.

    • Introduction to CTA Key Science Projects
      Convener: Lucio Angelo Antonelli (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
    • Lunch break
    • Galactic Plane Survey
      Convener: Fabio Pintore (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 6
        Galactic Plane Survey KSP: status & perspectives
        Speaker: Fabio Pintore (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 7
        Galactic PeVatron candidates in the LHAASO J1956+2845 sky region

        In recent years the number of known sources emitting in the TeV-PeV regime has increased significantly thanks to facilities like LHAASO and HAWC. The more natural candidates, for energetic and ambient properties, are pulsars and their environment.

        However, due to the limited angular resolution of the current instruments, many of the observed sources have more than one lower-energy counterpart. The identification and the classification of these sources is one of the primary goals of future facilities as CTAO, thanks to the designed sensitivity and angular resolution above 1 TeV.

        In this talk I will present the sky region containing LHAASO J1956+2845, a case study to test the CTAO performances. This region extends for about 2 degrees and contains three HAWC sources, two of which are spatially coincident with LHAASO J1956+2845. Three middle-aged pulsars and three SNR/PWN systems are located in the field, but the associations are yet to be done, and it is not clear yet which of them is the principal contributor to the ~100 TeV emission.

        Speaker: Michela Rigoselli (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 8
    • Coffe Break
    • Extragalactic Survey
      Convener: Elisa Prandini (DFA Padova)
      • 9
        Introduction: The extragalactic survey key science project - Status and perspectives
        Speaker: Elisa Prandini (DFA Padova)
      • 10
        Extragalactic survey: some updates based on recent findings (Solicited Talk)
        Speaker: Paolo Giommi (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 11
        The Fermi-LAT experience: lesson learned (Solicited talk)
        Speaker: Dario Gasparrini (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare sez. di Roma Tor Vergata)
      • 12
        Divergent Pointing mode as observation strategy (Solicited talk)
        Speaker: Irene Burelli (University of Udine - INFN Trieste)
      • 13
        Search for new TeV sources from our MWL and spectroscopic survey
        Speakers: Alberto Ulgiati (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF)), Simona Paiano (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 14
        Open discussion
    • Galactic Transients
      Convener: Dr Sandro Mereghetti (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 15
        The Galactic Transients KSP
        Speaker: Dr Sandro Mereghetti (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 16
        Galactic Transients at Very High Energies: microquasars, millisecond pulsars & more
        Speaker: Alessandro Papitto (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 17
        High-Energy Varibility in PWNe
        Speaker: Niccolo' Bucciantini (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 18
        Solicited (TBC)
      • 19
    • Coffe Break
    • Extragalactic Transients
      Convener: Alessandro Carosi (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 20
        Extragalactic Transients KSP: status & perspectives
        Speaker: Alessandro Carosi (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 21
        Prospects of detecting early VHE emission from compact binary mergers: synergy between Einstein Telescope and CTA
        Speaker: Biswajit Banerjee (Gran Sasso Science Institute (GSSI))
      • 22
        GRB at VHE: lessons learned so far
        Speaker: Lara Nava (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 23
    • Lunch break
    • Pevatrons & SFR
      Convener: Dr Martina Cardillo (INAF- IAPS)
    • Coffe Break
    • Galactic Center
      Convener: Fabio Pintore (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 26
        Status of the CTA Key Science Project
        Speaker: Fabio Pintore (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 27
        The Galactic Center at VHE
        Speaker: Gabriele Ponti (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 28
    • Galaxy Clusters
      Convener: Gianfranco Brunetti (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 29
        The Galaxy Cluster KSP, Status and Perspectives
        Speaker: Gianfranco Brunetti (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 30
    • CTA+/MWL/Synergies
      • 31
        Multi-wavelength context of the Cherenkov Telescope Array
        Speaker: Elena Pian (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 32
        Blazar monitoring by the Whole Earth Blazar Telescope (WEBT) Collaboration

        Born in 1997 to provide an optical follow-up of gamma-loud blazars observed by the Compton Gamma Ray Observatory, the Whole Earth Blazar Telescope (WEBT) is a large collaboration including several tens of astronomers around the northern hemisphere who monitor blazars mainly in the optical (including polarimetry), but also in the radio and near-infrared bands. Since 2000 the Collaboration has been led by Italian researchers from the INAF- Osservatorio Astrofisico di Torino and has actively collaborated with other teams, in particular the AGILE, Fermi, and MAGIC ones. The strength of the WEBT is the high temporal resolution of the light curves, which can be obtained thanks to the distribution in longitude of its members. This allows us to study the details of the blazar multiwavelength behaviour, and to propose models for its interpretation. We are looking forward to a fruitful collaboration with the VHE community in the era of the new-generation Cherenkov telescopes.

        Speaker: Claudia Maria Raiteri (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
    • Coffe Break
    • Dark Matter & FUND Physic
      Convener: Dr Francesco Gabriele Saturni (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 33
        The CTA Dark Matter Program and Capabilities Beyond Gamma-rays - Status and Perspectives
        Speaker: Dr Francesco Gabriele Saturni (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 34
        Axion-like Particles and Lorentz Invariance Violation
        Speaker: Giorgio Galanti (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))
      • 35
        Status and Perspectives of Intergalactic Magnetic Field Studies
        Speaker: Davide Miceli (University & INFN Padova)
      • 36
    • Lunch break
    • Wrap up & Conclusion
      Convener: Massimo Cappi (Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica (INAF))