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    QUBIC: Exploring the Primordial Universe with the Q&U Bolometric Interferometer

    Mennella, A. and Ade, P.A.R. and Amico, G. and Auguste, D. and Aumont, J. and Banfi, S. and Barbaràn, Gustavo and Battaglia, P. and Battistelli, E. and Bau, A. and Bélier, B. and Bennett, D. and Bergé, L. and Bernard, J.-P. and Bersanelli, M. and Bigot-Sazy, M.-A. and Bleurvacq, N. and Bonaparte, J. and Bonis, J. and Bunn, E.F. and Burke, D. and Buzi, D. and Buzzelli, A. and Cavaliere, F. and Chanial, P. and Chapron, C. and Charlassier, R. and Columbro, F. and Coppi, G. and Coppolecchia, A. and D’Agostino, Rocco and D’Alessandro, Giuseppe and De Bernardis, P. and de Gasperis, G. and De Leo, M. and De Petris, M. and Di Donato, Andres and Dumoulin, L. and Etchegoyen, A. and Fasciszewski, Adrián and Franceschet, C. and Gamboa Lerena, M.M. and Garcia, B. and Garrido, Xavier and Gaspard, M. and Gault, A. and Gayer, D. and Gervasi, M. and Giard, M. and Giraud Héraud, Yannick and Gómez Berisso, Mariano and González, M. and Gradziel, Marcin and Grandsire, L. and Guerard, Eric and Hamilton, J.-Ch. and Harari, D. and Haynes, V. and Henrot Versillé, Sophie and Hoang, D.T. and Holtzer, N. and Incardona, F. and Jules, E. and Kaplan, J. and Korotkov, A. and Kristukat, C. and Lamagna, L. and Loucatos, S. and Louis, T. and Lowitz, A. and Lukovic, V. and Luterstein, R. and Maffei, B. and Marnieros, S. and Masi, S. and Mattei, Angelo and May, A. and McCulloch, M. and Medina, M.C. and Mele, L. and Melhuish, S.J. and Montier, L. and Mousset, L. and Mundo, L.M. and Murphy, J.Anthony and Murphy, J.D. and O'Sullivan, Créidhe and Olivieri, E. and Paiella, A. and Pajot, F. and Passerini, A. and Pastoriza, Hernan and Pelosi, A. and Perbost, C. and Perciballi, M. and Pezzotta, F. and Piacentini, F. and Piat, M. and Piccirillo, L. and Pisano, G. and Plenta, Gianluca and Prêle, D. and Puddu, R. and Rambaud, D. and Ringegni, Pablo and Romero, G.E. and Salatino, M. and Schillaci, A. and Scóccola, Claudia G. and Scully, S. and Spinelli, S. and Stankowiak, Guillaume and Stolpovskiy, M. and Suarez, F. and Tartari, A. and Thermeau, Jean Pierre and Timbie, P. and Tomasi, M. and Torchinsky, S. and Tristram, M. and Tucker, C. and Tucker, G. and Vanneste, S. and Viganò, D. and Vittorio, Nicola and Voisin, F. and Watson, Robert and Wicek, F. and Zannoni, M. and Zullo, Antonio (2019) QUBIC: Exploring the Primordial Universe with the Q&U Bolometric Interferometer. Universe, 5 (2). p. 42. ISSN 2218-1997

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    In this paper, we describe QUBIC, an experiment that will observe the polarized microwave sky with a novel approach, which combines the sensitivity of state-of-the-art bolometric detectors with the systematic effects control typical of interferometers. QUBIC’s unique features are the so-called “self-calibration”, a technique that allows us to clean the measured data from instrumental effects, and its spectral imaging power, i.e., the ability to separate the signal into various sub-bands within each frequency band. QUBIC will observe the sky in two main frequency bands: 150 GHz and 220 GHz. A technological demonstrator is currently under testing and will be deployed in Argentina during 2019, while the final instrument is expected to be installed during 2020.

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: Mennella, A.; Ade, P.; Amico, G.; Auguste, D.; Aumont, J.; Banfi, S.; Barbaràn, G.; Battaglia, P.; Battistelli, E.; Baù, A.; Bélier, B.; Bennett, D.G.; Bergé, L.; Bernard, J.P.; Bersanelli, M.; Bigot Sazy, M.A.; Bleurvacq, N.; Bonaparte, J.; Bonis, J.; Bunn, E.; Burke, D.; Buzi, D.; Buzzelli, A.; Cavaliere, F.; Chanial, P.; Chapron, C.; Charlassier, R.; Columbro, F.; Coppi, G.; Coppolecchia, A.; D’Agostino, R.; D’Alessandro, G.; De Bernardis, P.; De Gasperis, G.; De Leo, M.; De Petris, M.; Di Donato, A.; Dumoulin, L.; Etchegoyen, A.; Fasciszewski, A.; Franceschet, C.; Gamboa Lerena, M.M.; Garcia, B.; Garrido, X.; Gaspard, M.; Gault, A.; Gayer, D.; Gervasi, M.; Giard, M.; Giraud Héraud, Y.; Gómez Berisso, M.; González, M.; Gradziel, M.; Grandsire, L.; Guerard, E.; Hamilton, J.C.; Harari, D.; Haynes, V.; Henrot Versillé, S.; Thuong Hoang, D.; Holtzer, N.; Incardona, F.; Jules, E.; Kaplan, J.; Korotkov, A.; Kristukat, C.; Lamagna, L.; Loucatos, S.; Louis, T.; Lowitz, A.; Lukovic, V.; Luterstein, R.H.; Maffei, B.; Marnieros, S.; Masi, S.; Mattei, A.; May, A.; McCulloch, M.; Medina, M.C.; Mele, L.; Melhuish, S.J.; Montier, L.; Mousset, L.; Mundo, L.M.; Murphy, J.A.; Murphy, J.D.; O’Sullivan, C.; Olivieri, E.; Paiella, A.; Pajot, F.; Passerini, A.; Pastoriza, H.; Pelosi, A.; Perbost, C.; Perciballi, M.; Pezzotta, F.; Piacentini, F.; Piat, M.; Piccirillo, L.; Pisano, G.; Polenta, G.; Prêle, D.; Puddu, R.; Rambaud, D.; Ringegni, P.; Romero, G.E.; Salatino, M.; Schillaci, A.; Scóccola, C.G.; Scully, S.P.; Spinelli, S.; Stankowiak, G.; Stolpovskiy, M.; Suarez, F.; Tartari, A.; Thermeau, J.P.; Timbie, P.; Tomasi, M.; Torchinsky, S.A.; Tristram, M.; Tucker, C.E.; Tucker, G.S.; Vanneste, S.; Viganò, D.; Vittorio, N.; Voisin, F.; Watson, R.; Wicek, F.; Zannoni, M.; Zullo, A. QUBIC: Exploring the Primordial Universe with the Q&U Bolometric Interferometer. Universe 2019, 5, 42.
    Keywords: B-modes; bolometers; Cosmic Microwave Background; inflation; polarimetry;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Experimental Physics
    Item ID: 12621
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    Depositing User: Dr. Marcin Lukasz Gradziel
    Date Deposited: 26 Mar 2020 15:56
    Journal or Publication Title: Universe
    Publisher: MPDI AG
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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