Date archive: 2017

Dr. Catherine Cesarsky elected Chair of the SKA Board of Directors

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Dr. Catherine Cesarsky elected Chair of the SKA Board of Directors

SKA Global Headquarters, Jodrell Bank, UK – Today Friday October 13th, the Board of Directors of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Organisation approved the appointment, with immediate effect, of its new Chair, Dr. Catherine Cesarsky, following the recommendation from its … Read more

Synchronisation System Designs Chosen for SKA telescopes

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Synchronisation System Designs Chosen for SKA telescopes

SKA Global Headquarters, Jodrell Bank, UK, Wednesday 11 October – On Monday the Board of the SKA’s international Signal and Data Transport (SaDT) consortium selected the synchronisation distribution system designs to be used for both SKA telescopes, endorsing the decision … Read more

SKA to be featured at SC17’s High Performance Computing Conference

Written by Mathieu Isidro
SKA to be featured at SC17’s High Performance Computing Conference

Denver, CO, USA, Wednesday 16 August 2017 – Professor Philip Diamond, Director-General of the international Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project, and Dr. Rosie Bolton, SKA Regional Centre Project Scientist, will be the co-keynote speakers at SC17, the International Conference for … Read more

SKA signs Big Data cooperation agreement with CERN

Written by Mathieu Isidro
SKA signs Big Data cooperation agreement with CERN

CERN Headquarters, Geneva, Friday 14 July 2017 – SKA Organisation and CERN, the European Laboratory for Particle Physics, yesterday signed an agreement formalising their growing collaboration in the area of extreme-scale computing. The agreement establishes a framework for collaborative projects … Read more

2017 SKA Engineering Meeting kick off in Rotterdam

Written by Mathieu Isidro
2017 SKA Engineering Meeting kick off in Rotterdam

Rotterdam, Monday 12 June 2017 – The 2017 SKA Engineering Meeting kicked off today in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Some 315 engineers have travelled from 17 countries to attend, making it the largest SKA Engineering Meeting ever held. The meeting is organised … Read more

Professor Giovanni Bignami (1944-2017)

Written by Mathieu Isidro
Professor Giovanni Bignami (1944-2017)

SKA Global Headquarters, UK, Thursday 25 May 2017 – It is with great sadness that the SKA Organisation acknowledges the passing of Prof. Giovanni Fabrizio Bignami, Chairman of the SKA Board of Directors in Madrid last night, Wednesday 24 May 2017, at the age of … Read more

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