As science projects go, building and leveraging the largest radio telescope in the world is a whopper—complex, international in scope and wildly bleeding edge. It’s widely regarded as one of the most ambitious science enterprises of our time.
Who better to headline SC17 as speakers than the brilliant minds leading such an endeavor?
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project will map the sky in greater detail than ever before. It will shed light on how the very first stars and galaxies formed, helping us understand the evolution of the universe and discover more about the mysterious nature of dark energy.
It will give us new ways to see relativity and other foundational theories in astronomy, astrophysics & beyond. Like other ambitious science projects in the past, it will likely yield other discoveries that have far-reaching implications for life on earth.
It’s enough to fire up the imaginations of scientists, data engineers and schoolchildren alike.
Professor Philip Diamond, Director-General of the SKA and Dr. Rosie Bolton, SKA Regional Centre Project Scientist, will pull back the curtain on the transformational and boundary-pushing project, just as years of planning gives way to construction slated to begin in 2018.
Professor Diamond has been leading the global effort to establish and oversee a dozen engineering consortia made up of more than 600 experts in 20 countries to design the SKA, which will comprise thousands of antennas distributed across two continents, gathering petabytes and eventually exabytes of data. Dr. Bolton is involved in designing the high performance computer systems that will process those massive loads of data and make it accessible in meaningful ways to scientists around the world.
This information-rich and visually stunning keynote is not to be missed—register today and be inspired by and connected to this exciting work.
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