Occupation: Director of Jodrell Bank Discovery Centre
Year born: 1962
Research Areas: Electrical Engineering, Renewable Energy, Public Engagement
Research Areas: Radio-Astronomy, Artificial Intelligence
Occupation: Astronomer & Musician
Year born: 1738
Research Areas: Astronomy, Radiation
Occupation: Space Scientist and Science Communicator
Year born: 1968
The Laser Interferometry Gravitational Wave Observatory (LIGO) detects gravitational waves from the surface of Earth. LIGO consists of two observatories in the USA, one in Louisiana and one in Washington.
The SKA is a multi radio telescope project, designed to be built in Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa. Once built, it will have a collecting area of roughly one square kilometre. It will operate over a wide range of frequencies, and it will be 50 times more sensitive than any existing radio telescope. It will be able to survey the sky 10,000 times faster than ever before.