France in the process of joining the SKA!
IAS happily welcomes France’s commitment to the construction and operation of the largest radio astronomy instrument ever built: the Square Kilometre Array.
With its unparalleled observation capabilities, the SKA will enable important advances including studies on how the first light sources in the universe emerged after the Big Bang, on the origin of magnetic fields and how they impact evolutionary processes in celestial structures, testing of gravitational theories and general relativity, and the detection of gravitational waves.
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Contact at IAS : Mathieu Langer
Nighttime composite image of the SKA combining all elements in South Africa and Australia. Credit: SKAO, ICRAR, SARAO / Acknowledgment: The GLEAM view of the centre of the Milky Way, in radio colour. Credit: Natasha Hurley-Walker (Curtin / ICRAR) and the GLEAM Team.