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Ordinary Meeting: The SKA with Dr Brian Boyle

Friday 31st October 2014 - 8:00pm
Topic:  The SKA
Speaker:   Dr Brian Boyle, CSIRO SKA Director
Venue: Epping Creative Centre - 26 Stanley Road, Epping
Professor Brian Boyle, Australian Square Kilometre Array (SKA) Project Director, is coming to speak about all things SKA.

Professor Boyle will give a broad update on the SKA project, including national and international progress and the latest outcomes from the two Australian SKA precursor telescopes - CSIRO’s ASKAP telescope and the Murchison Widefield Array. He will also share some of his insights into the game-changing nature of the science that the SKA will do and the potential discoveries it will make.

Dr Brian Boyle completed his PhD at the University of Durham in the UK. He held positions at the University of Edinburgh; the Anglo-Australian Observatory; the University of Cambridge; was Director of the Anglo-Australian Observatory (1996 to 2003) and Director of CSIRO Australia Telescope National Facility (2003 to 2009) before his appointment to CSIRO SKA Director in February 2009. Dr Boyle has published more than 300 papers in astronomy.

His primary research interests are in the fields of quasars, active galaxies and cosmology. While at the AAO he led the 2dF QSO redshift survey program, and is currently involved in the Australia Telescope Large Area Survey (ATLAS). He plays a major role both nationally and internationally in the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) program; a project to build the world’s largest cm-wavelength radio telescope.


Event Date: 
Friday, 31 October, 2014 - 20:00
Epping Creative Centre, 26 Stanley Road, Epping NSW

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