The Square Kilometre Array: Big Telescope, Big Science, Big Data

The Dean and the Faculty Research Committee invite you to the Science Faculty seminar series where Professor Russ Taylor, SKA Research Chair in Radio Astronomy will give a talk entitled, "The Square Kilometre Array:Big Telescope, Big Science, Big Data."  The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a next generational global radio telescope currently undergoing final design by a collaboration of 11 countries.  the SKA will be one of the largest scientific projects ever undertaken, designed to answer some of the big questions of our time: What is Dark Energy?  Was Einstein right about gravity?  What is the nature of dark matter?  Can we detect gravitational waves?  when and how did the first stars and galaxies form?  How do Earth-like planets form?  Is there life, intelligent or otherwise, elsewhere in the Universe?

Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2015 - 14:00
Venue: 

LT2 John Day Building, Upper Campus, UCT

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