MAXIMA Research Program

MAXIMA (photo) is designed to measure the anisotropy of the cosmic microwave radiation (CMB) on the angular scale near one half degree. Research on the cosmic background radiation, thought to the relic radiation left from the hot early phase of the Big Bang, can provide information on the formation of large scale structure in the Universe as well as the geometry of the Universe and the nature of the dark matter.

The predecessor to MAXIMA is the MAX (Millimeterwave Anisotropy eXperiment).

MAX Science publications contains a listing of MAX publications and their titles.

MAX data provides the data and documentation from MAX.

The MAXIMA Science involves the anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background and infrared emission from Galactic and extragalactic sources.

MAXIMA Instrumentation is a balloon-borne degree-angular scale CMB anisotropy experiment.

MAXIMA data processing and analysis take the flight data and provide results.

MAXIMA results includes information about CMB anisotropy and Galactic emission.

MAXIMA Documentation provides reference and relevant information for the MAXIMA research program.

The MAXIMA project is associated with several different institutions: