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Our three-stage plan for QLA’s development ensures relevance to Rwanda’s and Africa’s needs with visible short- and long-term impact. This strategy also steadily builds theoretical and experimental expertise, as well as scientific excellence.


Quantum Leap Africa (QLA), in collaboration with other international research centers and universities, is hosting Hydrogen Intensity Real-time Analysis eXperiment (HIRAX) outrigger in Rwanda. The HIRAX is a radio telescope array that will map nearly all of the southern sky in radio continuum and neutral hydrogen line emission over a frequency range of 400-800Mhz. The HIRAX outrigger telescope in Rwanda is expected to provide an opportunity for cutting edge research and strong collaborations with international professionals in the field of cosmology, astrophysics and data science.