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ICRAR awarded part of $19M in Federal funding for the SKA

Deputy Director Professor Peter Hall and Dr Steve Ord, both from the Curtin University node of ICRAR, had successful proposals as part of the Federal Government’s approximately $19M package for SKA preparatory work.

Professor Peter Hall received almost $4M for ICRAR to be a major partner in the consortium bidding to design and test the Low-Frequency Aperture Arrays for the SKA – the part of the telescope that will be constructed in WA’s midwest – and Dr Steve Ord received almost $1M for ICRAR’s part in international consortium that is bidding to design the SKA’s correlator – the part of the telescope that combines signals from the individual antennas and produces the images.

A full media release with further details on all the successful parties from Senator Don Farrell, Federal Minister for Science and Research is available here: http://minister.innovation.gov.au/donfarrell/MediaReleases/Pages/Australian-organisations-win-funding-to-help-design-world%E2%80%99s-largest-radio-telescope.aspx

Media Contact:

Kirsten Gottschalk
M: +61 (0) 438 361 876
E: kirsten.gottschalk@icrar.org