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CMB Surveys from the Ground: Recent Achievements with ACT, Future Prospects with the Simons Observatory

by Adam Hincks (University of Toronto)

Aula Conversi (Dipartimento di Fisica-Ed. G.Marconi)

Aula Conversi

Dipartimento di Fisica-Ed. G.Marconi


The standard model of cosmology continues to enjoy firm
empirical support from observations of the cosmic microwave background
(CMB), especially after the achievement of the Planck satellite.
However, there is still much we are learning, and will learn, from
higher resolution and higher sensitivity measurements of the CMB from
the ground. Not only can cosmological parameters be refined, B-modes be
searched for and extensions to the standard model be tested, but new
vistas are opening up, such as probing the astrophysics of gas in
galaxyclusters and the cosmic web, and studying the variable microwave
sky. In this talk I will describe recent progress with the Atacama
Cosmology Telescope (ACT) and what we can expect from the upcoming Simons Observatory.


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Irene Giardina