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Big science: how the SKA is changing the world
Thu. 20 October 2016, 7:45 am – 9:30 am AWST
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is the world’s largest science project. Join Professor Peter Quinn, Executive Director of the International Centre for Radio Astronomy Research, in a discussion on the gargantuan amount of data being collected for the SKA, which is changing the way we do science. This global collaboration, headquartered in Western Australia, is sifting through data to detect faint signals from distant galaxies – ‘finding needles in a cosmic haystack,’ says Quinn. What might future economic spin-offs from such a major data-science project look like?