As a 21st century international observatory, the SKAO is committed to being forward-looking, innovative and a responsible global citizen. In terms of human capital development, the development of world-class talent in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and other fields is key to the continuation of innovation in radio astronomy and the delivery and use of the SKA telescopes to their full potential.
Fostering an open and diverse global community that draws from an array of unique experiences and viewpoints is a necessary step to realising this goal. On this page we feature some of the many people around the world who are part of this incredibly ambitious project; people with a wide range of expertise and from all walks of life, demonstrating that diversity makes the SKA project what it is. With a broad range of countries supporting it, this is the unique strength of the SKA: to draw from the best, no matter where they’re from or who they are.
Women have traditionally been under-represented in some fields of science and engineering and so the Team SKA initiative particularly features some of the amazing women involved in the SKA. By having positive role models young girls can relate to, we hope to help break down stereotypes of scientists and encourage girls to take up STEM studies.
Meet Team SKA
Team SKA is about showcasing the diversity of people who work on the project; mentors and role models from all backgrounds who can inspire others. They are the amazing scientists, engineers, technicians and experts in all fields involved in designing, building, and using the world’s largest radio telescope arrays.