What is VERITAS?

VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) is a major ground-based gamma-ray observatory. VERITAS is an array of four 12 meter optical reflectors for gamma-ray astronomy in the GeV - TeV photon energy range.

VERITAS uses the Imaging Atmospheric Cherenkov Telescope technique to observe gamma-rays that cause particle showers in Earth's upper atmosphere. For more information, see the VERITAS website.


VERITAS cosmic ray observations further the study of astrophysical objects that emit high-energy cosmic rays, focusing on:

  -   Supernova remnants.
  -   Pulsars.
  -   Globular clusters.
  -   Active galactic nuclei.
  -   Dark matter.
  -   Gamma-ray bursts.

VERITAS (Very Energetic Radiation Imaging Telescope Array System) is an array of four 12-meter telescopes that were built to study gamma rays. (credit: http://visiblesuns.blogspot.ie/2011/10/visit-to-whipple-observatory.html)

Opportunities to Join the Group

Various funding opportunities are available throughout the year at postgraduate and postdoctoral level:

  -   Irish Research Council postgraduate funding scheme. Opening soon
  -   Scholarship in Research and Teaching at UCD for PhD funding. Closed
  -   Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellowship for postdoctoral funding. Closed

If you are interested in using LOFAR to study high-energy astrophysical phenomena, please contact Prof John Quinn for more information.