BICEP: Finding Finger Prints of the Big Bang

清华大学

高等研究院-天体物理中心

联合讲座

南极天文观测:宇宙大爆炸寻踪

BICEP: Finding Finger Prints of the Big Bang

Professor Chao-Lin Kuo 郭兆林

Department of Physics

Stanford University

地点:清华大学高等研究院(科学馆)一楼104报告厅

时间:2014年10月28日(周二)上午10时

Abstract: I will describe the BICEP/Keck program, a series of South Pole-based experiments aiming to study inflation by measuring the B-mode polarization of cosmic microwave background radiation. The BICEP telescopes feature compact refractors and fully lithographic superconducting polarimeter arrays. In March 2014, BICEP2 reported a clear excess of B-mode polarization at angular scales corresponding to predictions from inflation. I will describe what this measurement means, the current uncertainties regarding foregrounds, and how we are going to follow this up with Keck and BICEP3,the current and next experiment in the series.

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