Atacama Cosmology Telescope: Status and Results

Saturday, February 16, 2013
Room 208 (Hynes Convention Center)
Mark Devlin , University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
The Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) is a 6 meter diameter millimeter-wave telescope located at 5200 meters in the high Chilean Andes near ALMA.   Commissioned in 2008, the Millimeter Bolometric Camera (MBAC) on ACT took data with its 3000 detectors for three years.   Its primary goal was to make fine-scale, high-fidelity maps of the Cosmic Microwave Background and to search for clusters of galaxies. I will discuss the current results from ACT as well as the status of the next generation receiver, ACTPol.