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The MAXIMA and MAXIPOL experiments

Richards, P. L., Abroe, M., Ade, Peter A. R., Balbi, A., Bock, J., Borrill, J., Boscaleri, A., de Bernardis, P., Collins, J., Ferreira, P. G., Hanany, S., Hristov, V. V., Jaffe, A. H., Johnson, B., Lee, A. T., Matsumu, T., Mauskopf, Philip Daniel, Netterfield, C. B., Pascale, Enzo, Rabii, B., Smoot, G. F., Stompor, R., Winant, C. D. and Wu, J. H. P. 2002. The MAXIMA and MAXIPOL experiments. Presented at: Experimental Cosmology at Millimetre Wavelengths: 2K1BC Workshop, Valle d'Aosta, Italy, 9-13 July 2001. Published in: De Petris, Marco and Gervasi, Massimo eds. Experimental Cosmology at Millimetre Wavelengths: 2K1BC Workshop, Breuil-Cervinia (AO), Valle d'Aosta, Italy, 9-13 July 2001. AIP Conference Proceedings American Institute of Physics, pp. 12-17. 10.1063/1.1475596

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Abstract

MAXIMA is a balloon-based bolometric experiment to measure the temperature anisotropy of the CMB over spatial frequency range 36⩽l⩽1235. The MAXIMA-1 flight produced a 124 square degree temperature anisotropy map with a beam diameter of 10 arcmin. These data have been used to produce a power spectrum which is in excellent agreement with data from BOOMERANG and DASI, but covers a wider range of angular scales. The MAXIMA power spectrum is consistent with the prediction of Λ CDM models and has been used to constrain cosmological models. The MAXIMA experiment is described and an outline is given of the contents and significance of papers written by the MAXIMA team. MAXIMA is being modified to measure the polarization anisotropy of the CMB. A brief description of this MAXIPOL experiment is also given.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: photoconductors and bolometers, background radiations, observational cosmology, radio microwave
Publisher: American Institute of Physics
ISBN: 9780735400627
ISSN: 0094-243X
Last Modified: 21 Dec 2017 20:17
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/69374

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