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Message 1902074 - Posted: 20 Nov 2017, 17:13:39 UTC

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This massive new telescope will open a new window on astrophysical phenomena and create a mountain of data for scientists to work on for years. SKA, say Diamond and Bolton, will help clarify the early evolution of the universe, be able to detect gravitational waves by their effect on pulsars, shed light on dark matter, produce insight around cosmic magnetism, create detailed, accurate 3D maps of galaxies, and much more. It could even play a SETI like role in the search for extraterrestrial intelligence.

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Message 1902083 - Posted: 20 Nov 2017, 18:29:06 UTC

The SKA headquarters were to be in Padova, in a palace near Galileo's University, this according to a panel of astronomers. Then the British Government intervened and the site was moved to theJodrell Bank Radio telescope near Manchester. The Italian Government did nothing, as expected. I followed the whole story on "Nature" magazine.
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Message 1902200 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 8:23:17 UTC

I know very well Padova, but i don't know this story of SKA.
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Message 1902224 - Posted: 21 Nov 2017, 11:01:08 UTC
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Today the site of the European Medical Administration was assigned to Amsterdam instead of Milano by a money draw like the assignment of the field in a soccer game. They had the same credits, probably because of a Spain renounce. Italy does not have a high ranking in scientific matters, even if CERN is run by an Italian woman, Fabiola Gianotti.
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Message 1902305 - Posted: 22 Nov 2017, 8:02:49 UTC - in response to Message 1902224.  

Italy does not have a high ranking in scientific matters, even if CERN is run by an Italian woman, Fabiola Gianotti.


Italy was (and is) a land of physic, from Galileo Galilei to Carlo Rubbia (and Fabiola).
But normal people are no longer interested.
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Message 1902311 - Posted: 22 Nov 2017, 9:05:51 UTC

Italy may have had s strong presence in the past, not so much today.

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Message 1902334 - Posted: 22 Nov 2017, 14:16:13 UTC - in response to Message 1902311.  
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The problem is that many young scientists cannot find work in Italy and go abroad, especially to the USA. It is almost impossible to find a scientific paper without an Italian name in its authors. Some Italian scientists did not get the Nobel Prize they had deserved, such as Tullio Regge, Giuseppe Occhialini and Nicola Cabibbo. They were not alumni of Harvard. Oxford and MIT.
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Message 1902349 - Posted: 22 Nov 2017, 15:41:53 UTC

For radio astronomers there must be a certain cache in having "worked at Jodrell Bank" in one's CV.
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