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EBEX: the E and B Experiment
Author(s): Will Grainger; Asad M. Aboobaker; Peter Ade; François Aubin; Carlo Baccigalupi; Éric Bissonnette; Julian Borrill; Matt Dobbs; Shaul Hanany; Clayton Hogen-Chin; Johannes Hubmayr; Andrew Jaffe; Bradley Johnson; Terry Jones; Jeff Klein; Andrei Korotkov; Sam Leach; Adrian Lee; Lorne Levinson; Michele Limon; John Macaluso; Kevin MacDermid; Tomotake Matsumura; Xiaofan Meng; Amber Miller; Michael Milligan; Enzo Pascale; Dan Polsgrove; Nicolas Ponthieu; Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud; Tom Renbarger; Ilan Sagiv; Federico Stivoli; Radek Stompor; Huan Tran; Greg Tucker; Jerry Vinokurov; Matias Zaldarriaga; Kyle Zilic
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Paper Abstract

The E and B Experiment, EBEX, is a Cosmic Microwave Background polarization experiment designed to detect or set upper limits on the signature of primordial gravity waves. Primordial gravity waves are predicted to be produced by inflation, and a measurement of the power spectrum of these gravity waves is a measurement of the energy scale of inflation. EBEX has sufficient sensitivity to detect or set an upper limit at 95% confidence on the energy scale of inflation of < 1.4 × 1016 GeV. This article reviews our strategy for achieving our science goals and discusses the implementation of the instrument.

Paper Details

Date Published: 21 July 2008
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7020, Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, 70202N (21 July 2008); doi: 10.1117/12.789627
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Will Grainger, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Asad M. Aboobaker, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
Peter Ade, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
François Aubin, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Carlo Baccigalupi, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (Italy)
Éric Bissonnette, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Julian Borrill, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (United States)
Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Matt Dobbs, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Shaul Hanany, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
Clayton Hogen-Chin, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
Johannes Hubmayr, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
Andrew Jaffe, Imperial College London (United Kingdom)
Bradley Johnson, Oxford Univ. (United Kingdom)
Terry Jones, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
Jeff Klein, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
Andrei Korotkov, Brown Univ. (United States)
Sam Leach, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (Italy)
Adrian Lee, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Lorne Levinson, Weizmann Institute of Science (Israel)
Michele Limon, Columbia Univ. (United States)
John Macaluso, Brown Univ. (United States)
Kevin MacDermid, McGill Univ. (Canada)
Tomotake Matsumura, California Institute of Technology (United States)
Xiaofan Meng, Univ. of California, Berkeley (United States)
Amber Miller, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Michael Milligan, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
Enzo Pascale, Cardiff Univ. (United Kingdom)
Dan Polsgrove, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
Nicolas Ponthieu, Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale, Univ. Paris-Sud (France)
Britt Reichborn-Kjennerud, Columbia Univ. (United States)
Tom Renbarger, Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
Ilan Sagiv, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)
Federico Stivoli, Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (Italy)
Radek Stompor, Lab. Astroparticule et Cosmologie, Univ. Paris Diderot (France)
Huan Tran, Univ. of California, Berkeley, Space Sciences Lab. (United States)
Greg Tucker, Brown Univ. (United States)
Jerry Vinokurov, Brown Univ. (United States)
Matias Zaldarriaga, Harvard Univ. Ctr. for Astrophysics (United States)
Kyle Zilic, Univ. of Minnesota (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7020:
Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV
William D. Duncan; Wayne S. Holland; Stafford Withington; Jonas Zmuidzinas, Editor(s)

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