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dc.contributor.authorTaylor, Russ
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-31T20:28:10Z
dc.date.available2017-01-31T20:28:10Z
dc.date.issued2017-01-23
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1853/56428
dc.descriptionPresented on January 23, 2017 at 6:00 p.m. in the Clough Undergraduate Learning Commons, room 152.en_US
dc.descriptionRuss Taylor has played a leading role in the SKA Project since its inception, as co-author of the first science case for the project, founding executive secretary of the International SKA Steering Committee, founding chair of the International SKA Science Advisory Committee, vice-chair of the International SKA Science and Engineering Committee, and member of the International Board of the Preparatory Phase Program for the SKA and of the International Board of the SKA Organization.en_US
dc.descriptionSchool of Physics Emeritus Professor David Ritz Finkelstein (1929-2016) was the first to show, at age 29, that anything falling inside a black hole cannot escape. The work influenced eminent theoretical physicists, including Lev Landau, Roger Penrose, and John Wheeler. It helped bring general relativity into mainstream physics, encouraging today’s vibrant research on black holes. To celebrate Finkelstein’s life and work, the College of Sciences School of Physics has organized an exhibit and a Frontiers in Science lecture. The activities are made possible in part by a generous contribution from Dr. Ramon and Mrs. Jody Franco.en_US
dc.descriptionRuntime: 87:02 minutesen_US
dc.description.abstractThe Square Kilometre Array (SKA) is a next generation global radio telescope currently undergoing final design by a collaboration of institutions in 11 countries. The SKA will be one of the largest scientific projects ever undertaken, designed to answer some of the big questions of our time: What is Dark Energy? Was Einstein right about gravity? What is the nature of dark matter? Can we detect gravitational waves? When and how did the first stars and galaxies form? What was the origin of cosmic magnetic fields? How do Earth-like planets form? Is there life, intelligent or otherwise, elsewhere in the Universe? The SKA radio telescope dish array is coming to South Africa toward the end of this decade. When completed it will consist of thousands of radio antennas spread out over an area of thousands of kilometres in Southern Africa. The SKA will create 3D maps of the universe 10,000 times faster than any imaging radio telescope array ever built. Precursor telescopes based on SKA technologies are under construction here in South African and in Western Australia and will begin scientific investigations in late 2016. These developments foreshadow one of the most significant big data challenges of the coming decade and the beginning a new era of big data in radio astronomy, in which researchers working at the forefront of data science will be a critical part of.en_US
dc.format.extent87:02 minutes
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherGeorgia Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPhysics Public Lecture Seriesen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesFrontiers in Science Lectureen_US
dc.subjectPhysicsen_US
dc.subjectScienceen_US
dc.subjectTelescopeen_US
dc.titleThe Square Kilometre Array: Big Telescope, Big Science, Big Dataen_US
dc.title.alternativeBold Ideas in Physics: Celebrating David Ritz Finkelsteinen_US
dc.typeLectureen_US
dc.typeVideoen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameGeorgia Institute of Technology. School of Physicsen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameInter-University Institute for Data Intensive Astronomyen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of Cape Townen_US
dc.contributor.corporatenameUniversity of the Western Capeen_US


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