Our Galaxy

This is the listing of the Galactic (note the capital ‘G’) science working group, addressing science within the Milky Way.

Our Galaxy Working Group Introduction

The main scientific aim of the Our Galaxy SWG is to uncover the ecology of baryons and understand the cycle of matter between the different components of our Galaxy (the Milky Way), from star formation in the densest regions of the InterStellar Medium (ISM) to the replenishment of the ISM with matter and energy released in the last phases of stellar evolution. Many details of this interplay can only be unveiled by using different radio diagnostics that are not limited by dust obscuration. This will allow us to use Our Galaxy as a resolved template to understand how galaxies work. The SKA has the potential to make a tremendous impact on many key areas in Galactic Physics thanks to its transformative ability in wide-area, sensitive high angular resolution spectroscopy and its unparalleled astrometric measurements in line and continuum.

SWG Banner - Our Galaxy

Our Galaxy Working Group Documentation

The Our Galaxy presentations from the 2014 SKA Science Meeting can be found here.

The Our Galaxy Banner is here

Related 2015 “Advancing Astrophysics with the Square Kilometre Array” Chapters

  • See appropriate section here

Working Group Membership

Members of the the Our Galaxy Working group can be found here

Please contact the co-chairs if you are interested in joining the group.

The current co-chairs are:

Membership details can be found here

Previous Chairs

  • Grazia Umana 2017-2019
  • Erik Rosolowsky 2017-2018
  • Mark Thompson 2014-2017
Last modified on 26 July 2022