University of Minnesota
School of Physics & Astronomy

Cosmology Lunchtime Seminar

Monday, October 29th 2018
12:15 pm:
Speaker: Clem Pryke, UMN
Subject: Latest constraints on primordial gravitational waves from BICEP/Keck

The BICEP/Keck experiments at South Pole in Antarctica measure the
polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) at degree angular
scales. The B-mode of the polarization pattern may reveal evidence for
primordial gravitational waves spawned by the hyper inflation of the early
universe. I will describe the instrument, observations and analysis, including
the new BK15 results which have recently been released. I will also describe
the future plans for BICEP Array - parts of which are now taking shape in PAN.

Faculty Host: Vuk Mandic

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