Ask the experts: How CSCS supports SKA with supercomputing infrastructure “Alps” and knowhow on writing scientific libraries 

By SKA / 5 January 2023 / Comments Off on Ask the experts: How CSCS supports SKA with supercomputing infrastructure “Alps” and knowhow on writing scientific libraries 

By Simone Ulmer, CSCS. Original article The Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO), currently under construction in South Africa and Australia, will generate 600 petabytes of astronomical data annually once operational. Both sites will have a high-performance computing (HPC) data centre to correlate and collect the data. In order to be […]

SKACH celebrates construction commencement at EPFL

By stephanie / 20 December 2022 / Comments Off on SKACH celebrates construction commencement at EPFL

On December 9, SKACH hosted an event at EPFL in Lausanne to celebrate the start of construction of the SKA Observatory’s world-leading radio telescopes. This fun event brought together members of the SKACH consortium from across Switzerland, with members coming from Zurich, Olten, and Geneva. In addition, representatives from the […]

SKA Observatory celebrates start of telescope
construction in Australia and South Africa

By SKA / 7 December 2022 / Comments Off on SKA Observatory celebrates start of telescope
construction in Australia and South Africa

In ceremonies at both sites in Australia and South Africa, the SKA Observatory celebrated the start of construction of its world-leading radio telescopes and announced €300 million worth of construction contracts. The SKAO’s Director-General, Prof. Philip Diamond, travelled to Western Australia to represent the Observatory at the site of the […]

An immersion in galaxies of data to explore the cosmos

By stephanie / 30 September 2022 / Comments Off on An immersion in galaxies of data to explore the cosmos

The new exhibition produced by EPFL Pavilions transforms the scientific inquiry of astrophysics into sensory and emotional experiences. Until February 5, 2023, the public will have the opportunity to plunge into the immensity of the Universe and its history, transcending the frontiers of art and science. Since the dawn of […]

Probing the physical processes in the interstellar medium of galaxies at ‘Cosmic Noon’ with SKA

By SKA / 20 July 2022 / Comments Off on Probing the physical processes in the interstellar medium of galaxies at ‘Cosmic Noon’ with SKA

The Square Kilometer Array (SKA), construction of which has begun this year, will soon be the largest radio telescope in the world. Thanks to its sensitivity and survey speed, this observatory will shed light on important topics in astronomy and astrophysics, such as the formation of structures in the early […]

Radio astronomy to foster Swiss research and industry

By SKA / 28 June 2022 / Comments Off on Radio astronomy to foster Swiss research and industry

By becoming a member of the SKA Observatory (SKAO), the largest and most ambitious radio astronomy collaboration in the world, Switzerland intends to foster Swiss research and industry while contributing to an international initiative that promises to revolutionize our understanding of the Universe. The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) telescope arrays […]

Switzerland has officially joined the Square Kilometre Array Observatory SKAO

By John Maxwell / 20 January 2022 / 0 Comments

Switzerland has become the eighth country to join the intergovernmental nations that will collaborate in building the Square Kilometre Array Observatory (SKAO), to be built in Australia and South Africa. Led by the United Kingdom, Australia and South Africa, the SKAO will be the largest radio operational telescope for carrying […]

EPFL joins the giant radio telescope SKA for the Swiss community

By John Maxwell / 2 December 2021 / 0 Comments

The Square Kilometre Array, or SKA, will be the biggest radio telescope ever built. Thanks to this ambitious tool, some of the universe’s greatest mysteries will be resolved. EPFL became a member of the SKA Organisation (SKAO) beginning of April 2020 and will coordinate the contributions to this project on […]

Swiss Academics join forces with the SKAO

By John Maxwell / 27 September 2021 / 0 Comments

Prof. Schaerer of the University of Geneva, Prof. Kneib and Dr. Küttel of EPFL discuss the future of the Square Kilometre Array