Magnetism science with the square kilometre array
Journal article, 2020

The Square Kilometre Array (SKA) will answer fundamental questions about the origin, evolution, properties, and influence of magnetic fields throughout the Universe. Magnetic fields can illuminate and influence phenomena as diverse as star formation, galactic dynamics, fast radio bursts, active galactic nuclei, large-scale structure, and dark matter annihilation. Preparations for the SKA are swiftly continuing worldwide, and the community is making tremendous observational progress in the field of cosmic magnetism using data from a powerful international suite of SKA pathfinder and precursor telescopes. In this contribution, we revisit community plans for magnetism research using the SKA, in light of these recent rapid developments. We focus in particular on the impact that new radio telescope instrumentation is generating, thus advancing our understanding of key SKA magnetism science areas, as well as the new techniques that are required for processing and interpreting the data. We discuss these recent developments in the context of the ultimate scientific goals for the SKA era.

Instrumentation: interferometers

Polarization

Magnetic fields

Telescopes

Techniques: polarimetric

Author

G. Heald

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

S. A. Mao

Max Planck Society

V. Vacca

INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

Takuya Akahori

National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Ancor Damas-Segovia

Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA)

B. Gaensler

University of Toronto

M. Hoeft

Thüringer Landessternwarte Tautenburg

I. Agudo

Institute of Astrophysics of Andalusia (IAA)

A. Basu

Bielefeld University

R. Beck

Max Planck Society

M. Birkinshaw

University of Bristol

A. Bonafede

University of Bologna

Istituto di Radioastronomia

T. L. Bourke

SKA Organisation

Andrea Bracco

Ruder Boskovic Institute

E. Carretti

Istituto di Radioastronomia

L. Feretti

Istituto di Radioastronomia

J. M. Girart

Institute of Space Studies of Catalonia (IEEC)

Institute of Space Sciences (ICE) - CSIC

F. Govoni

INAF Osservatorio Astronomico di Cagliari

J.A. Green

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

Jinlin Han

Chinese Academy of Sciences

M. Haverkorn

Radboud University

Cathy Horellou

Chalmers, Space, Earth and Environment, Astronomy and Plasmaphysics, Extragalactic Astrophysics

M. Johnston-Hollitt

Curtin University

Roland Kothes

National Research Council Canada

T. L. Landecker

National Research Council Canada

B. Nikiel-Wroczyński

Jagiellonian University in Kraków

Shane P. O'Sullivan

Dublin City University

M. Padovani

Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory

Frédérick Poidevin

Instituto Astrofisico de Canarias

University of La Laguna

Luke Pratley

University of Toronto

Marco Regis

University of Turin

National Institute for Nuclear Physics

C. J. Riseley

Istituto di Radioastronomia

University of Bologna

T. Robishaw

National Research Council Canada

L. Rudnick

University of Minnesota

C. Sobey

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

J. Stil

University of Calgary

Xiaohui Sun

Yunnan University

Sharanya Sur

Indian Institute of Astrophysics

A. Russell Taylor

University of the Western Cape

University of Cape Town

Alec Thomson

CSIRO Astronomy and Space Science

C.L. Van Eck

University of Toronto

F. Vazza

University of Bologna

Istituto di Radioastronomia

Jennifer L. West

University of Toronto

Galaxies

20754434 (eISSN)

Vol. 8 8 53

Subject Categories

Social Sciences Interdisciplinary

Astronomy, Astrophysics and Cosmology

Communication Studies

DOI

10.3390/GALAXIES8030053

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