The “Magnificent Memo” Series: Trade-offs between Science and Engineering for the Square Kilometre Array


In this document, we revisit the scientific rationale behind the instrumental specifications for the Square Kilometer Array (SKA), and explain the loss of science that would result from various design decisions or cutbacks. A summary of our findings is as follows. • If a large number of pulsars need to be timed over long durations (e.g., years) to detect… (More)


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