Special Cosmology Seminar, Clem Pryke "Detection of B-mode Polarization at Degree Angular Scales"
The BICEP2 collaboration recently reported detection of an excess of B-mode power in the polarization pattern of the CMB at few degree angular scales. I will review the experiment and analysis with particular reference to measurement and control of systematics. I will also review the several lines of evidence that the signal is cosmological rather than foreground.
Location: PCTS Seminar Room
Date/Time: 04/17/14 at 1:30 pm - 04/17/14 at 3:00 pm
Category: Gravity Group Seminar