UK SKA Science Committee (UKSKASC)

The UKSKASC acts as the conduit between the UK-SKA programme and the UK science community, communicating the latest news and project time points, encouraging involvement, and helping to achieve the UK science priorities and objectives from the SKA. This is achieved by regular town meetings with the UK science community and via the SKA representative at each of the UK’s universities. The UKSKASC meets regularly and provides a platform for communication.

Members

  • Chair: Dr David Bacon (University of Portsmouth)
  • Professor Martin Hardcastle (University of Hertfordshire)
  • Dr Mark Ashdown (University of Cambridge)
  • Dr David Eden (Liverpool John Moores University)
  • Professor Philip Best (University of Edinburgh)
  • Dr Pamela Klaassen (UK-ATC)
  • Dr Justin Bray (University of Manchester)
  • Dr Alkistis Pourtsidou (Queen Mary University of London)
  • Dr Stewart Eyres (University of South Wales)
  • Professor Rob Fender (University of Oxford)
  • Dr Leah Morabito (Durham University)
  • Dr John Ilee (University of Leeds)
  • Dr Biagio Forte (University of Bath)
  • Dr Matthew Pitkin (Lancaster University)
  • Dr Lucy Oswald (University of Oxford).

University SKA representatives

  • Bath – Carole Mundell
  • Birmingham – Ian Stevens
  • Bristol – Mark Birkinshaw
  • Cambridge – Mark Ashdown
  • Cardiff – Steve Eales
  • Durham – Alastair Edge
  • Edinburgh – Philip Best
  • Glasgow – Graham Woan
  • Herts – Mark Thompson
  • Hull – Kevin Pimbblet
  • Imperial – Jonathan Pritchard
  • Keele – Jacco van Loon
  • Kent – Michael Smith
  • University of Central Lancashire – Stewart Eyres
  • Lancaster – David Sorbel
  • Leeds – Melvin Hoare
  • Leicester – Andrew Blain
  • Liverpool John Moores University – Steve Longmore
  • Manchester – Gary Fuller
  • Newcastle – Andrew Fletcher
  • Nottingham – Emma Chapman
  • Open University – Stephen Serjeant
  • Oxford – Rob Fender
  • Portsmouth – David Bacon
  • Queen Mary University of London – Phil Bull
  • Queen’s University Belfast – Rubina Kotak
  • Rutherford Appleton Laboratory – Glenn White
  • St Andrews – Claudia Cyganowski
  • Sheffield – James Mullaney
  • Southampton – Francesco Shankar
  • Sussex – Ilian Iliev
  • University College London (main site) – Izaskun Jimenez-Serra
  • UCL/MSSS – Jason McEwen
  • University of South Wales – Stewart Eyres
  • Warwick – Elizabeth Stanway

We are happy to receive volunteers for contacts at other institutions not yet included on this list. Please contact the UKSKASC chair.

News

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Contact

David Bacon, UKSKASC Chair

Email: david.bacon@port.ac.uk

George Madden, Head of SKA Project Office

Telephone: 01793 442075
Email: george.madden@stfc.ukri.org

Simon Haynes, SKA Project Office

Telephone: 01793 442127
Email: simon.haynes@stfc.ukri.org

Last updated: 31 March 2022

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