The SKA project is moving fast and the upcoming year 2014 will be the most influential one in the SKA design process. The SKA will be build in two phases and during that year the scientific community will have the biggest impact on the layout and the capabilities of the SKA phase 1. After that, a final evaluation process by the SKA office will freeze the blueprint by the end of 2014.
By 2020 the first data are expected to produce early science. The data quality promised by the SKA phase 1 will be up to 10 times more sensitive than the JVLA or LOFAR and SKA phase 1 will have survey capabilities that are hundred times faster than current facilities.
With this outlook we invite everybody of the scientific community to investigate the perspectives of SKA for their own science interests and to contribute talks.
The envisaged science areas that will be discussed are: Cosmology, galaxy evolution, AGN and compact objects, star formation, interstellar medium, The Milky Way and Galactic science, radio transients, fundamental and astroparticle physics, extreme physics and associated theory.
In order to provide an overview on the SKA phase 1 we have invited Robert Braun (SKA science director), and Leon Koopmans (epoch of reionisation) and Michael Kramer (fundamental forces with pulsars) to discuss their current view and technical requirements of the SKA.
Deadline for contributed talks: January 15, 2014
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