The first regional center prototype of the Square Kilometre Array (SKA) developed by Shanghai Astronomical Observatory (SHAO)


The SKA telescope will detect faint radio waves from deep space with a sensitivity about 50 times higher than any other existing radio instrument ever developed. This will help us to study the evolution of the universe, the nature of gravity, explore the origins of life and the cosmic magnetic fields, as well as search for extraterrestrial civilization. 


The commissioning of the prototype and the construction of the SKA is planned to start next year


Click in the following links for further reading at SKA telescope website and Nature magazine.


The University of La Laguna (ULL) Spanish leader in the U.S. Ranking News & World in Space Sciences

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The ULL stands out in the ranking as the best Spanish university in Space Sciences and as the 53rd worldwide of the 250 analyzed. This is a boost to the good work of the university in this field in recent years and is a good indicator of the preparation of graduates by this university in this area.

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International experts in particle physics, nuclear and atomic discussed in Tenerife the latest advances in the Standard Particle Model.

 During the “2nd Workshop on Hadronic Contributions to New Physics Searches” organized by the Institute of Astrophysics of the Canary Islands (IAC) in Puerto de la Cruz, the CERN program "Physics beyond Colliders" to search the dark matter was presented and several topics like the origin and defining characteristics of the neutrinos, the decays of kaons and mesons B, the magnetic dipole moment of the muon or the importance of supercomputers in the calculation of hadronic or nuclear effects were discussed.

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Continuity for IAC projects

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The Governing Council of the IAC confirmed its good work as well as the future of its technological scientific projects. The Minister of Science, Innovation and Universities confirmed that everything would be arranged in the event that it was decided that the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) be built on La Palma. The European Solar Telescope (EST) also continues to advance in the formation of a European consortium (ERIC) that allows the construction and operation of the telescope. The Minister of Economy, Knowledge and Employment of the Government of the Canary Islands, for her part, expressed her support for the IAC as well as the importance of the return of knowledge for society. 

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