Cosmological Physics with the Cosmic Microwave Background: New South Pole Telescope results

Event Date: 

Tuesday, April 24, 2012 - 4:00pm

Event Location: 

  • Broida 1640

Dr. John Carlstrom - University of Chicago

We will review how measurements of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropy are used to learn about the origin, evolution and makeup of the universe, as well as to probe new physics. The field has been driven by a steady flow of creative technical advances that shows no sign of slowing down.  I will present the newest CMB anisotropy results from the 10-m South Pole Telescope, as well as our ongoing program and future plans, including polarization measurements.