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Kyle Zilic

zilic @ physics.umn.edu • http://www.physics.umn.edu/~zilic

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Summary of Interests
Astrophysics, cosmology, CMB polarization [Research Web Page]

About My Work

I currently work for the Observational Cosmology group here at the U, working on a Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) polarization anisotropy experiment called EBEX.

EBEX, which just had a test flight in June '09, is a balloon-borne experiment designed to measure the B-mode signal of polarization anisotropy which would be evidence of primodial gravitational waves after the Big Bang. This would, in itself, be evidence of an epoch of inflation, a period predicted to have existed.

In particular, I work on the cryogenic receiver of EBEX which houses the TES bolometric detector arrays, cold optics, and rotating half-wave plate assembly.