Personal tools
Log in

Skip to content. | Skip to navigation


Istituto italiano di astrofisica - national institute for astrophisics

You are here: Home INAF News The Italian Pathway to SKA

The Italian Pathway to SKA

First National Meeting on Science and Technology with SKA MIUR - Rome, 19-20 giugno 2012

The SKA (Square Kilometer Array) is a new revolutionary aperture synthesis radio telescope, that will combine signal from a network of antennas distributed over more than 3000 kilometres, to simulate a telescope having a collection surface equal to 1 square km and a large field of view.

The SKA will operate over a very large frequency range with a 50x sensitivity improvement over current radio telescopes and a 100x survey speed. The SKA project will develop innovative technology for receiving systems, signal transport and computing.

The SKA is a very ambitious and demanding project that requires world-wide financial support. On the other hand it will provide important technological advances, and a strong industrial return.

Italy is strongly interested in the SKA project, and is one of the countries that last November signed up for the SKA Organization, an independent body that will coordinate the design phases of the SKA project.

With the first National SKA Workshop (Rome, June 19-20) INAF intends to bring together the Italian community interested to the SKA project, to discuss both scientific and technological aspects of the project, and to explore possible collaborations.

The ultimate scope of the workshop is to provide a comprehensive picture of the existing SKA-related expertises and interests in Italy and to start exploring a possible Italian pathway to the SKA.

The workshop program includes both invited and contributed talks on all science/technology topics relevant for the SKA. Participants are invited to present to the community ideas/projects/activities of interest for the SKA, also in synergy with other astronomical facilities.

The deadline for registration and abstract submission is postponed to May 15th, 2012.

No registration fee will be asked to participants.

Organizing Committee

Luigina Feretti (INAF - IRA) - chair, Carlo Albanese (Telespazio), Salvatore Capozziello (Università Federico II di Napoli), Andrea Ferrara (Università Normale di Pisa), Giorgio Franceschetti (Università Federico II di Napoli), Bruno Marano (Università di Bologna), Francesca Matteucci (Università di Trieste), Corrado Perna (INAF - Sede Centrale), Ettore Perozzi (Telespazio), Isabella Prandoni (INAF - IRA), Andrea Possenti (INAF - OACagliari).


Jun 08, 2022

AN UNEXPECTED GAMMA-RAY BURST An international group led by INAF researchers have confirmed that the gamma-ray burst GRB 200826A, which lasted less than two seconds – typical of short bursts – is associated with the explosion of a massive star, which is typical of long gamma-ray bursts

Announcing the new Director of the Large Binocular Telescope

May 31, 2022

Announcing the new Director of the  Large Binocular Telescope The Large Binocular Telescope Observatory, one of the largest and most advanced optical telescopes in the world, is proud to announce the appointment of its new Director, Prof. Joseph Shields, who will assume the position effective June 06, 2022

The final catalogue of the Gaia-ESO Survey is public

May 25, 2022

The final catalogue of the Gaia-ESO Survey is public ESO has just released the final catalogue of the Gaia-ESO Survey (GES), a large public spectroscopic survey carried out with the Very Large Telescope (VLT) of the European Southern Observatory in Chile. INAF has played a key role in all the aspects of the survey.