Planck Mission Data Released March 21

Speaker: Philip Lubin, Jatila van der Veen, Gregory Dobler, Peter Meinhold, Andrea Zonca

Location: Special Lecture: 1601 Elings Hall - CNSI

Contact: jatila@physics.ucsb.edu

The Planck space mission today has released the most accurate and detailed map ever made of the oldest light in the universe, revealing new information about its age, contents, and origins. Planck is a European Space Agency mission with significant NASA participation.

Five UC Santa Barbara scientists are part of the Planck team: Philip Lubin, Jatila van der Veen, Gregory Dobler, Peter Meinhold, and Andrea Zonca.  The group will hold a free public talk to discuss the new data –– and their implications –– starting at 3 p.m. today, March 21, at the California NanoSystems Institute, in UCSB's Elings Hall, Room 1601.

Read the news releases (link at right) for full details of this exciting achievement!

UCSB Planck Team
This map from the Planck mission shows the oldest light in our universe