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Measuring the cosmic microwave background polarization with the QUaD experiment
Author(s): Melanie Bowden; Andy N. Taylor; Ken M. Ganga; Peter A.R. Ade; James J. Bock; Gary A. Cahill; John E. Carlstrom; Sarah E. Church; Walter K. Gear; James R. Hinderks; Wayne Hu; Brian G. Keating; John Kovac; Andrew E. Lange; Erik M. Leitch; Bruno Maffei; Olivier Mallie; Simon J. Melhuish; John Anthony Murphy; Giampaolo Pisano; Lucio Piccirillo; Clem Pryke; Ben A. Rusholme; Creidhe M. O'Sullivan; Keith L. Thompson; Michael Zemcov
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Paper Abstract

We look at anticipated science results achievable with QUaD, a ground-based experiment to measure the polarization of the CMB from the South Pole, and describe the features that will enable it to measure this weak polarized signal. We show that QUaD can make a high resolution measurement of the polarization signals on small angular scales. This will lead to tighter constraints on the key cosmological parameters and could also put new limits on the inflationary model.

Paper Details

Date Published: 28 September 2004
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5489, Ground-based Telescopes, (28 September 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.551110
Show Author Affiliations
Melanie Bowden, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Andy N. Taylor, Royal Observatory/Univ. of Edinburgh (United Kingdom)
Ken M. Ganga, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Peter A.R. Ade, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
James J. Bock, Jet Propulsion Lab. (United States)
California Institute of Technology (United States)
Gary A. Cahill, National Univ. of Ireland/Maynooth (Ireland)
John E. Carlstrom, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Sarah E. Church, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Walter K. Gear, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
James R. Hinderks, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Wayne Hu, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Brian G. Keating, California Institute of Technology (United States)
John Kovac, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Andrew E. Lange, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Erik M. Leitch, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Bruno Maffei, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Olivier Mallie, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Simon J. Melhuish, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
John Anthony Murphy, National Univ. of Ireland/Maynooth (Ireland)
Giampaolo Pisano, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Lucio Piccirillo, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Clem Pryke, Univ. of Chicago (United States)
Ben A. Rusholme, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Creidhe M. O'Sullivan, National Univ. of Ireland/Maynooth (Ireland)
Keith L. Thompson, Stanford Univ. (United States)
Michael Zemcov, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5489:
Ground-based Telescopes
Jacobus M. Oschmann, Editor(s)

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