The Square Kilometre Array: The Future of Radio Astronomy

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be the world’s largest and most sensitive radio telescope. It will address fundamental unanswered questions about our Universe including how the first stars and galaxies formed after the Big Bang, how the mysterious “dark energy” is accelerating the expansion of the Universe, the role of magnetism in the cosmos, the nature of gravity, and the search for life beyond Earth. The SKA will be a huge industrial project and in particular will be exemplar Big Data project, with very challenging data transport and data processing requirements.

This talk is hosted by Keith Grainge

Image courtesy of SKA Organisation

Dot Talks, Star Pavilion Sunday 2017

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