A Preparatory phase proposal for the Square Kilometre Array
FP7 Project with U.S. partner
Short name and number
The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will be one of the largest scientific projects ever undertaken. It is a machine 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 magnetism? How do Earth-like planets form? Is there life, intelligent or otherwise, elsewhere in the Universe?
France, Italy, Portugal, United Kingdom, United States and Canada.
Name of US Partner
SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY FACILITIES COUNCIL (UK)