An Overview of Science and Engineering Aspects of the SKA Radio Telescope

Tuesday 9 May 2017

7.00pm refreshment followed by talk at 7.30pm

This event is open to the public and is free of charge. You do not need to book for the event, you can just turn up.

Room TC014, ‘Teaching Centre’ University of Gloucestershire, The Park Campus, Cheltenham, GL50 2RH

Amin Aminaei, Digital System Commissioning Engineer, University of Oxford


The Square Kilometer Array (SKA) is an international project aims to build the world's largest radio telescope in Australia and South Africa. The SKA will consist of several thousands of dipole antennas and dish antennas spreading over 3000 km distance with a total collecting area of one square kilometer. This will provide an extremely high angular resolution and sensitivity to address fundamental questions in astrophysics and cosmology. In this talk I will present the key science goals of the SKA and will discuss the big challenges of SKA Engineering with emphasis on data transport and signal processing.