Measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background: Origin and Evolution of the Universe

Sunday, 16 February 2014
Water Tower (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
John Carlstrom , University of Chicago, Chicago, IL
Technical innovations have enabled increasingly more detailed measurements of the temperature and polarization anisotropy of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation. One example is the 10 meter South Pole Telescope (SPT) project which, in addition to increased precision of the cosmological parameters and tests of Inflation, has allowed investigations of extensions to the standard model, such as the number and masses of the neutrinos, and the nature of dark energy.