Updates from the Science Working Groups

Fundamental Physics with Pulsars

Main meetings/events from April 2018 to July 2018 Spring is a favourite time for meetings in the Northern Hemisphere and the members of the SKA Pulsar Science Working Group (SKA-PSWG) have had a variety of opportunities to meet, share and…Read more

Solar, Heliospheric & Ionospheric Physics

Topical collection of Solar Physics journal “Solar radiophysics from the chromosphere to near Earth” completed and published This volume contains 16 articles and provides a snapshot of the developments and challenges that were discussed during the CESRA workshop (http://cesra.net). The…Read more

JIVE/EVN and SKA VLBI Report

Science frontiers for SKA-VLBI During this period the Critical Design Reviews for the different elements of the SKA telescope to assess the completeness, compliance and adequateness of the different designs have continued. Telescope Manager and Signal and Data Transport elements…Read more

High Energy Cosmic Particles

The High Energy Cosmic Particles Focus Group has assembled the first field prototype (pictured) for a particle-detector system for the SKA. Compared to the previous benchtop prototype, this version is smaller, cheaper, more robust and more portable. It is designed…Read more

Magnetism

Activities in the last quarter The Power of Faraday Tomography: Towards 3D Mapping of Cosmic Magnetic Fields 28 May – 2 June 2018, Miyazaki, Japan A very rewarding conference was held in Miyazaki, Japan, organised by SKA-JP. In addition to…Read more

Cradle of Life

The Cradle of Life (CoL) working group focuses on four main science themes: 1) how Earth-like planets form; 2) how life originated on Earth; 3) what exoplanets look like; and 4) the search for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI). The SKA will…Read more