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SKA

The SKA will be the next generation radio telescope. To be sited in either Australia or South Africa, it will provide nearly two orders of magnitude improvement in sensitivity over existing instruments and more than a 105-fold increase in the speed with which we can map the sky. The "first phase" is expected to start operations in early 2020's. KICC is involved in the scientific exploitation of SKA, especially thanks through its connection with the Battcock Centre for Experimental Astrophysics, in particular for the most prominent case of tracing the cosmic reionization.

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Scientists have identified a group of planets outside our solar system where the same chemical conditions that may have led to life on Earth exist.

From an almost perfect Universe to the best of both worlds

Jul 31, 2018

The Planck consortium has made their final data release, including new processing of the cosmic microwave background temperature and polarisation data. This legacy dataset confirms the model of an 'almost perfect Universe', with some remaining oddities giving researchers some intriguing details to puzzle over

Knighthood for Roberto Maiolino

Jun 12, 2018

The President of the Italian Republic has knighted Professor Roberto Maiolino, Director of the Kavli Institute, in the Order of the Star of Italy.

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