Date archive: 2016

On LIGO, the hunt for gravitational waves and the SKA

Written by Mathieu Isidro
On LIGO, the hunt for gravitational waves and the SKA

Thursday 11 February 2016, SKA Global Headquarters, UK – SKA Organisation would like to congratulate colleagues at the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) for their detection of gravitational waves – the ripples in the fabric of space-time predicted by Einstein in … Read more

Dr. Rob Adam welcomed as new SKA South Africa Project Director

Written by Joe Diamond
Dr. Rob Adam welcomed as new SKA South Africa Project Director

1 February 2016, Cape Town, South Africa – Dr Rob Adam was officially welcomed last week as the new SKA South Africa (SKA SA) Project Director, after taking over from Dr Bernie Fanaroff on January 1st. “I’m very pleased to formally welcome Rob … Read more

Further progress towards SKA intergovernmental organisation

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Further progress towards SKA intergovernmental organisation

Friday 29 January, Rome, Italy – The second meeting of the preparatory negotiations towards establishing SKA Organisation as an intergovernmental organisation (IGO) regulated by a treaty – similar to CERN and ESO – has just ended in Rome, Italy, at the Accademia dei Lincei. Upon concluding … Read more

Local high school students to receive university bursary from SKA

Written by Joe Diamond
Local high school students to receive university bursary from SKA

Cape Town, 12 January 2015 – Five students from Carnarvon – the nearest town to the SKA site in South Africa – have been selected to receive full bursaries from SKA South Africa (SKA SA) to conduct undergraduate science studies including Computer Science, Data … Read more

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