CMB Astrophysics Research Program
Flash: 4 June 2003 Prof. Smoot awarded Einstein Medal in Bern.
|COBE: satellite data analysis on the anisotropy and spectrum
of the cosmic microwave background and on infrared emission from
Galactic and extragalactic sources
Implications of COBE described in plain English .
|MAX, MAXIMA and BOOMERANG: balloon-borne CMB anisotropy high
resolution mapping experiments and the new
balloon-borne CMB polarization instrument version.
New Results from MAXIMA
|Planck Surveyor: formerly called
is a satellite proposed to extend the
COBE DMR work.
It completed Phase A feasibility study in May 1996, and has been selected for a mission by ESA (European Space Agency) in July 1996.
|CMB Data Processing, Analysis and Computing: is a major effort in collaboration with COMBAT and work work utilizing the NERSC Supercomputer Center.|
|CMB Foreground Estimation and Realistic Modeling including the FORECAST and WOMBAT collaborations.|
|GEM: the Galactic Emission Mapping project. A radio survey of Galactic emission.|
|SNAP satellite project to determine many cosmological parameters and do related astrophysics. SNAPsat|
|Neutrino Astrophysics: Projects designed to detect high energy neutrino such as IceCube .|
|Former Projects: such as the U2 jet aircraft borne experiment that detected the CMB dipole anisotropy and this one to measure the long wavelength spectrum of the cosmic microwave background. This was done at a number of sites including the South Pole pictured there.|