SKA Summer School
Source:News Date:2016-01-08

The 2nd China SKA Summer School,namely China-New Zealand Joint SKA summer school ,   was successfully held at Shanghai Jiao Tong University during June 28 - July 5, 2014. The academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences Xiangping Wu and Prof. Haiguang Xu combining with National Astronomical Observatories of the Chinese Academy of Sciences organized the summer school. Square Kilometer Array (SKA) will be the largest astronomical instrument that has ever been built by human being. It consists of three antenna arrays, which can be working on high, medium and low frequency, respectively. Its base line spans more than 3000 km, covering an effective reception area around 1 square kilometers. SKA will play dominant role after 2020 in the field of radio astronomy. More than 10 countries in the world have been involved in founding to build SKA, China is one of the first founding members. Currently, technical development, scientific research and talent development at preparation stage of SKA construction are supported by China’s Ministry of Science and Technology, China’s National Foundation, and Chinese Academy of Sciences. China SKA summer school is an essential part of training qualified people working on SKA in the future, we invite the famous international experts in radio astronomy to give lectures, including Lister Staveley-Smith、Melanie Johnston-Hollitt and Tzu-Ching Chang and so forth.