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Physics opportunities with a new universe’s view: the SKA radio telescope

Physics opportunities with a new universe’s view: the SKA radio telescope

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be a multi-purpose radio-interferometer with a collecting area of 1 square kilometre, distributed over a distance of at least 3000 km, co-located in Africa and Australia. Qualified as landmark project in the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures (ESFRI) and high-priority in the ASTRONET roadmaps, SKA is a unique science instrument, with up to 10 times more sensitivity, and hundred times faster survey capabilities than current radio- interferometers, that will provide leading edge science in the 21st century involving multiple science disciplines. The physics cases of this future multidisciplinary powerful telescope include Cosmology and Large Scale Structure, Epoch of Reionization (EoR), Galaxy evolution, Milky Way physics, Cosmic magnetism, Stellar Astrophysics and the Cradle of Life.


The major goal of this meeting is to maximize the interplay between the SKA Science and the Particle, Astroparticle, Planetary Sciences, Astrobiology and the Cosmology communities, going beyond radioastronomers and even astronomers.

Throughout the talks and panel discussions a special effort will be devoted to identify the synergies within the Spanish community and next steps to build on them.


A public lecture by Lourdes-Verdes Montenegro will take place at the Museo de las Artes y las Ciencias on November 6th at 7:00 PM.

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