BICEP2 and Keck array operational overview and status of observations

@inproceedings{Ogburn2012BICEP2AK,
  title={BICEP2 and Keck array operational overview and status of observations},
  author={R. W. IV Ogburn and Peter A. R. Ade and Randol W. Aikin and Mandana Amiri and Steven J Benton and C. A. Bischoff and James J. Bock and Joseph A. Bonetti and Justus A. Brevik and E. W. Bullock and Bryce Burger and Gregory Davis and Charles Darren Dowell and Lionel Duband and J. P. Filippini and Stefan Fliescher and Sunil Golwala and Michael S. Gordon and Mark Halpern and Matthew Hasselfield and G. C. Hilton and Viktor V. Hristov and Howard Hui and Kent D. Irwin and J. P. Kaufman and Brian G. Keating and S. A. Kernasovskiy and John M. Kovac and Chao-lin Kuo and Erik M. Leitch and M. Lueker and Thomas Montroy and Calvin Barth Netterfield and H. T. Nguyen and Roger O’Brient and A. Orlando and Clement L Pryke and Carl D. Reintsema and Steffen Richter and John E. Ruhl and Marcus C. Runyan and Robert Schwarz and Christopher D. Sheehy and Zachary Staniszewski and R. Sudiwala and Grant P. Teply and Keith L. Thompson and J. E. Tolan and Anthony D. Turner and Abigail G. Vieregg and Donald V. Wiebe and Philip R. Wilson and C. L. Wong},
  booktitle={Other Conferences},
  year={2012}
}
The Bicep2 and Keck Array experiments are designed to measure the polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) on angular scales of 2-4 degrees (ℓ = 50–100). This is the region in which the B-mode signal, a signature prediction of cosmic inflation, is expected to peak. Bicep2 was deployed to the South Pole at the end of 2009 and is in the middle of its third year of observing with 500 polarization-sensitive detectors at 150 GHz. The Keck Array was deployed to the South Pole at the end… 

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