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EBEX: the E and B Experiment

Grainger, William F., Aboobaker, Asad M., Ade, Peter A. R., Aubin, Francois, Baccigalupi, Carlo, Bissonnette, Eric, Borrill, Julian, Dobbs, Matt, Hanany, Shaul, Hogen-Chin, Clayton, Hubmayr, Johannes, Jaffe, Andrew, Johnson, Bradley, Jones, Terry, Klein, Jeff, Korotkov, Andrei, Leach, Sam, Lee, Adrian, Levinson, Lorne, Limon, Michele, Macaluso, John, MacDermid, Kevin, Matsumura, Tomotake, Meng, Xiaofan, Miller, Amber, Milligan, Michael, Pascale, Enzo, Polsgrove, Dan, Ponthieu, Nicolas, Reichborn-Kjennerud, Britt, Renbarger, Tom, Sagiv, Ilan, Stivoli, Federico, Stompor, Radek, Tran, Huan, Tucker, Greg, Vinokurov, Jerry, Zaldarriaga, Matias and Zilic, Kyle 2008. EBEX: the E and B Experiment. Presented at: Millimeter and Submillimeter Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy IV, Marseilles, France, 26 June 2008. Published in: Duncan, William D., Holland, Wayne S., Withington, Stafford and Zmuidzinas, Jonas eds. Proc. SPIE. SPIE, 70202N. 10.1117/12.789627

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Abstract

The E and B Experiment, EBEX, is a Cosmic Microwave Background polarization experiment designed to detector set upper limits on the signature of primordial gravity waves. Primordial gravity waves are predicted to beproduced by inflation, and a measurement of the power spectrum of these gravity waves is a measurement ofthe energy scale of inflation. EBEX has sufficient sensitivity to detect or set an upper limit at 95% confidenceon the energy scale of inflation of < 1.4 × 1016 GeV. This article reviews our strategy for achieving our sciencegoals and discusses the implementation of the instrument.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QC Physics
Publisher: SPIE
ISSN: 0277786X
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:11
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/34288

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