Here below are listed the upcoming IFPU colloquia, usually taking place once a month on Fridays at 11am. Past colloquia from the current program can be found in the recent colloquia page, while older events can be found in the 2020-2021 and 2019-2021 pages.
Francesca Matteucci (Università di Trieste)
Friday, October 13th, 2023, 11:30pm – Aula D (old SISSA building) & streaming
Anna Bonaldi (Manchester University)
The Square Kilometre Array Observatory: current status and science preparatory activities
Friday, November 10th, 2023, 2:00pm – Aula D (old SISSA building) & streaming
Abstract. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA, www.skao.int), currently under construction, will be the world’s largest radio observatory once completed. It will consist of one radio telescope operating in the 50-350 MHz frequency range (SKA-Low, Western Australia) and another one operating in the 350 MHz-15 GHz range (SKA-Mid, South Africa). I will describe the SKA’s science drivers and give an update on the current construction activities, with a focus on the Italian contributions. I will describe the Observatory’s timeline and access policy. I will finally describe the current science preparatory activities, in particular the SKA science data challenges.
Contact: Tommaso Ronconi