SKA studies of nearby galaxies: Star-formation, accretion processes and molecular gas across all environments
Paper in proceeding, 2014

The SKA will be a transformational instrument in the study of our local Universe. In particular, by virtue of its high sensitivity (both to point sources and diffuse low surface brightness emission), angular resolution and the frequency ranges covered, the SKA will undertake a very wide range of astrophysical research in the field of nearby galaxies. By surveying vast numbers of nearby galaxies of all types with mJy sensitivity and sub-arcsecond angular resolutions at radio wavelengths, the SKA will provide the cornerstone of our understanding of star-formation and accretion activity in the local Universe. In this chapter we outline the key continuum and molecular line science areas where the SKA, both during phase-1 and when it becomes the full SKA, will have a significant scientific impact.


R. J. Beswick

University of Manchester

E. Brinks

University of Hertfordshire

Miguel Angel Perez-Torres

Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA)

A. M. S. Richards

University of Manchester

Susanne Aalto

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Radio Astronomy and Astrophysics

Antxon Alberdi

University of Hertfordshire

M. K. Argo

University of Manchester

I. van Bemmel

Netherlands Institute for Radio Astronomy (ASTRON)

John Conway

Chalmers, Earth and Space Sciences, Onsala Space Observatory

C. Dickinson

University of Manchester

D. M. Fenech

University College London (UCL)

M. D. Gray

University of Manchester

H. R. Klockner

Max Planck Society

E. J. Murphy

California Institute of Technology (Caltech)

T .W. B. Muxlow

University of Manchester

M. Peel

University of Manchester

A. P. Rushton

University of Southampton

University of Oxford

E. Schinnerer

Max Planck Society

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18248039 (eISSN)

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