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Joint Australian and Korean contributions to Astronomy in the SKA-Era

Sector: Science, Technology and Innovation

Country location: Australia, Republic of Korea

Grantee: ICRAR

Large antenna
Image of Korean the KVN antenna. Credit: C. Lagos

Project description

Leading Astronomical institutions in Australia and Korea will come together for a series of workshops and long term exchanges of staff, to identify the most useful contributions we can make to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) project.

Half of SKA will be hosted in Western Australia, and Australia is a core member of SKA. Korea is investigating the best ways to contribute. Together we will scope out some of the most beneficial areas where we can contribute, for future long term collaborations.

The focus will be on the Korean developments in antenna technology and Australian skills in large scale computer simulations. The combination of these two will lead to better designs of the ground-breaking experiments that the SKA will undertake.

Key dates

First Meeting, Daejeon, 06 January 2020 to 20 January 2020

Second Meeting, Perth, 06 July 2020 to 20 July 2020

Simulation of optimal SKA experiments, Daejeon, 13 January 2020 to 26 June 2020

Technical design for SKA, Daejeon, 13 January 2020 to 26 June 2020

Social media:, @ICRAR,

Australia-Korea Foundation grant offer: $27,000.00

Contact person

Richard Dodson

Chief Investigator – ICRAR, University of Western Australia 0864887842

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