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12 M€ for Netherlands contribution to design of the Square Kilometre Array

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12 M€ for Netherlands contribution to design of the Square Kilometre Array

1 July 2014, Leiden, the Netherlands - A consortium consisting of ASTRON and the Universities of Amsterdam, Groningen, Leiden and Nijmegen has been awarded 12M€ for their participation in the design of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The SKA will be the world’s largest and most powerful radio telescope. Construction will start in 2018 in Australia and South Africa, and the first results are expected in 2020.

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Understanding galaxy evolution with the SKA

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Understanding galaxy evolution with the SKA

At the Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array conference held in June 8-13 in Giardini Naxos, Italy, scientists discussed the promise of the SKA in the field of galaxy evolution and cosmology. The conference brought together more than 250 scientists from all around the world presenting results in fields as diverse as cosmology, exobiology, pulsars, cosmic magnetism and galaxy evolution.

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New modelling shows game-changing capability of SKA for cosmic magnetism studies

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New modelling shows game-changing capability of SKA for cosmic magnetism studies

13 June 2014, SKA Science Conference, Giardini Naxos, Italy - At the Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array conference held in June 8-13 in Giardini Naxos, Italy, scientists presented new modelling showing the game-changing capability the SKA will bring to the field of cosmic magnetism. The conference brings together more than 250 scientists from around the world presenting results in fields as diverse as cosmology, exobiology, pulsars or cosmic magnetism.

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Media Advisory : SKA Webcast Press Conference – Friday 13 June 13:00 CEST (11:00 GMT)

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Media Advisory : SKA Webcast Press Conference – Friday 13 June 13:00 CEST (11:00 GMT)

Following the Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array Science Conference in Giardini Naxos, Italy, from 8 June – 13 June, the SKA Organisation will be holding a webcast press conference on Friday 13 June at 13:00 CEST. Local media are most welcome to register to attend the event in person.

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SKA Director-General meets China Vice-Minister for Science and Technology

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SKA Director-General meets China Vice-Minister for Science and Technology

On 21st May 2014, Prof. Philip Diamond met with Dr. Cao Jianlin, China Vice-Minister for Science and Technology at the Ministry for Science and Technology in Beijing. 

The meeting took place as part of the visit of SKA staff to Beijing for discussions with the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology and a meeting of the project’s Strategy and Business Development Committee.

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CSIRO, NRC & ASTRON team up for SKA pre-construction work

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CSIRO, NRC & ASTRON team up for SKA pre-construction work

CSIRO, the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation of Australia, has been working with representatives of the NRC (National Research Council, Canada) and ASTRON (Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy) to undertake a collaborative measurement programme using three different receiver element designs known as PAFs as part of SKA pre-construction work.

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