SKA science detailed in 135 chapters

Two volumes of the SKA book on a table. Credit: SKA Office

The new SKA Science Book. Credit: SKA Organisation.

19 September 2015

The new SKA science book, Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array, has now been released.

The two-volume book contains 135 chapters written by 1,213 contributors from 31 nationalities, adding up to some 2000 pages covering many areas of astrophysics, from cosmology to the search for life in the Universe.

Australian astronomers have made a huge contribution to this publication, with CSIRO astronomers contributing to some 25 chapters.

CSIRO's Dr Sarah Pearce, Deputy Director of CASS and also Australia's science representative on the SKA board, says the new SKA Science Book is a great illustration of the excellent science that will be done by SKA.

"It’s very satisfying to have so many Australian astronomers as authors, and to see the cutting-edge science we expect from the innovative SKA1-low instrument in Western Australia.”

The chapters in the new SKA science book reflect the broad science case for the SKA telescope and the global nature of the project’s contributors.

An electronic version (PDF) of the book can be downloaded from the books section of the SKA website, while individual chapters are available for download from the Proceedings of Science.

For more information, read the official SKA media release, or learn more about Australia's involvement in the SKA on the SKA Australia website.

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