The Square Kilometre Array

NL Science Meeting 2018

General information

This one-day Square Kilometre Array science meeting is aimed at astronomers and other scientists working in the Netherlands who are interested in the SKA, particularly those that are planning to use SKA data as part of their investigations. Overview and update talks will describe recent progress in the science working groups and focus groups, provide examples of where the NL community is showing leadership, and outline science plans with the SKA precursors and pathfinders. There will also be time reserved in the programme for several discussion sessions, covering topics such as science working group synergies, and how these working groups will evolve into key science projects.


The meeting will be held in the van de Hulst Auditorium on Thursday May 24 at ASTRON in Dwingeloo.

Please register no later than Friday 18 May using this Registration Form






SKA-NL Science Meeting 2018
Date: Thursday May 24
Location:van de Hulst Auditorium at ASTRON, Dwingeloo


10:00 - Registration and coffee/tea
10:30 - Start of meeting

Session (i)
Chair: Antonia Rowlinson
10:30-10:55 - Welcome and overview of current SKA status (Michiel van Haarlem)
10:55-11:10 - Pulsars SWG (Gemma Janssen)
11:10-11:25 - Transients SWG (Jason Hessels)
11:25-11:40 - Epoch of Reionization SWG (Leon Koopmans)
11:40-11:55 - HI Galaxy SWG (Erwin de Blok)

12:00-12:50 - Group photo and lunch (provided)

Session (ii)
Chair: Jess Broderick
12:50-13:30 - Discussion (framework for key science projects; pathfinder/precursor plans)
Chair: Huub Röttgering
13:30-13:45 - Magnetism SWG (Marijke Haverkorn)
13:45-14:15 - Extragalactic Continuum and Spectral Line SWGs (John McKean)
14:15-14:30 - Cradle of Life SWG (Matthijs van der Wiel)

14:30-14:55 - Coffee/tea

Session (iii)
Chair: Betsey Adams
14:55-15:10 - Our Galaxy SWG (Huib Jan van Langevelde)
15:10-15:25 - High-Energy Cosmic Particles FG (Stijn Buitink) (cancelled)
15:25-15:40 - VLBI FG (Zsolt Paragi)
Chair: Jess Broderick
15:40-16:20 - Discussion (science input for regional data centres)
16:20 - Wrap-up
16:30 - End of meeting


On behalf of the LOC/SOC,
Michiel van Haarlem
Jess Broderick
Leon Koopmans
Truus van den Brink-Havinga