A CMB polarization primer

  title={A CMB polarization primer},
  author={Wayne Hu Martin White},
  journal={New Astronomy},
  • W. White
  • Published 16 June 1997
  • Physics
  • New Astronomy

Forecasting the Contribution of Polarized Extragalactic Radio Sources in CMB Observations

We combine the latest data sets obtained with different surveys to study the frequency dependence of polarized emission coming from extragalactic radio sources (ERS). We consider data over a very

Multichroic TES Bolometers and Galaxy Cluster Mass Scaling Relations with the South Pole Telescope

The South Pole Telescope (SPT) is a high-resolution microwave-frequency telescope designed to observe the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). To date, two cameras have been installed on the SPT to

The Intrinsic Bispectrum of the Cosmic Microwave Background

Cosmology, intended as the study of the origin and evolution of the Universe and its components, has advanced from being a philosophical discipline to a data-driven science. Much of this progress was

The Epoch of Reionization

The Universe’s dark ages end with the formation of the first generation of galaxies. These objects start emitting ultraviolet radiation that carves out ionized regions around them. After a sufficient

The inflationary universe: observing inflated quantum perturbations

Inflation, the current dominant paradigm in cosmology, proposes a scenario in which the newly born universe expanded exponentially by a factor of at least 10 in about 10−35 seconds. In this thesis is

CCAM: A novel millimeter-wave instrument using a close-packed TES bolometer array

This thesis describes CCAM, an instrument designed to map the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), and also presents some of the initial measurements made with CCAM on the Atacama Cosmology Telescope

Taller in the saddle: constraining CMB physics using saddle points

The statistics of extremal points in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) temperature (hot and cold spots) have been well explored in the literature, and have been used to constrain models of the

Radiative feedback effects during reionization

During the first billion years after the big bang, the large-scale cosmic web of structures we see today began to form. This was followed by the first stars and galaxies, which brought an end to the

Data Analysis for the E and B EXperiment and Instrumentation Development for Cosmic Microwave Background Polarimetry

Data Analysis for the E and B EXperiment and Instrumentation Development for Cosmic Microwave Background Polarimetry

Primordial Gravitational Waves from Cosmic Inflation

Cosmic inflation generates primordial gravitational waves (PGWs) through the same physical process that seeds all structure formation in the observable universe. We will demonstrate this mechanism in



A New Astronomy

ASTRONOMY is pre-eminently a practical science, yet instruction in it, and especially in the branch which pertains to geography, usually consists of a course of study of text-books. This is not as it

The Damping Tail of Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropies

By decomposing the damping tail of cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropies into a series of transfer functions representing individual physical effects, we provide ingredients that will aid in

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A Measurement of excess antenna temperature at 4080-Mc/s

Large-scale motions in the universe

The present conference on the large-scale motions of the universe discusses topics on the problems of two-dimensional and three-dimensional structures, large-scale velocity fields, the motion of the

Large-scale motions in the universe : a Vatican study week

This book brings together the thinking of twenty-two eminent astronomers on a fascinating topic of contemporary astrophysics: large-scale galaxy motions. Stars group into galaxies, galaxies unite

Radiative processes in astrophysics

Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Radiative Transfer 1.1 The Electromagnetic Spectrum Elementary Properties of Radiation 1.2 Radiative Flux Macroscopic Description of the Propagation of Radiation Flux from