Go back

Max Planck Society joins SKA telescope designers

The Max Planck Society’s group of German research institutes has become the latest member of the SKA Organisation, which is overseeing the design of the global Square Kilometre Array, the world’s largest radiotelescope.

The move was approved by a unanimous vote of the SKA board of directors, the organisation announced on 8 May. Michael Kramer, director at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy, said that it would formalise an existing association between the two organisations.

“Besides becoming an amazing discovery machine, SKA pushes the boundaries of what is technically possible, especially in the handling and analysis of huge amounts of data. The Max Planck Society is in the middle of all these exciting science and technology developments, and we are pleased to now be able to contribute officially to the SKA Organisation efforts”, he said.

This article on Research Professional News is only available to Research Professional or Pivot-RP users.

Research Professional users can log in and view the article via this link

Pivot-RP users can log in and view the article via this link.