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QUBIC: Exploring the primordial universe with the Q&U Bolometric Interferometer

Mennella, Aniello, Ade, Peter, Amico, Giorgio, Auguste, Didier, Aumont, Jonathan, Banfi, Stefano, Barbaràn, Gustavo, Battaglia, Paola, Battistelli, Elia, Baù, Alessandro, Bélier, Benoit, Bennett, David, Bergé, Laurent, Bernard, Jean, Bersanelli, Marco, Sazy, Marie, Bleurvacq, Nathan, Bonaparte, Juan, Bonis, Julien, Bunn, Emory, Burke, David, Buzi, Daniele, Buzzelli, Alessandro, Cavaliere, Francesco, Chanial, Pierre, Chapron, Claude, Charlassier, Romain, Columbro, Fabio, Coppi, Gabriele, Coppolecchia, Alessandro, D?Agostino, Rocco, D?Alessandro, Giuseppe, Bernardis, Paolo, Gasperis, Giancarlo, Leo, Michele, Petris, Marco, Donato, Andres, Dumoulin, Louis, Etchegoyen, Alberto, Fasciszewski, Adrián, Franceschet, Cristian, Lerena, Martin, Garcia, Beatriz, Garrido, Xavier, Gaspard, Michel, Gault, Amanda, Gayer, Donnacha, Gervasi, Massimo, Giard, Martin, Héraud, Yannick, Berisso, Mariano, González, Manuel, Gradziel, Marcin, Grandsire, Laurent, Guerard, Eric, Hamilton, Jean, Harari, Diego, Haynes, Vic, Versillé, Sophie, Hoang, Duc, Holtzer, Nicolas, Incardona, Federico, Jules, Eric, Kaplan, Jean, Korotkov, Andrei, Kristukat, Christian, Lamagna, Luca, Loucatos, Sotiris, Louis, Thibaut, Lowitz, Amy, Lukovic, Vladimir, Luterstein, Raùl, Maffei, Bruno, Marnieros, Stefanos, Masi, Silvia, Mattei, Angelo, May, Andrew, McCulloch, Mark, Medina, Maria, Mele, Lorenzo, Melhuish, Simon, Montier, Ludovic, Mousset, Louise, Mundo, Luis, Murphy, John, Murphy, James, O?Sullivan, Creidhe, Olivieri, Emiliano, Paiella, Alessandro, Pajot, Francois, Passerini, Andrea, Pastoriza, Hernan, Pelosi, Alessandro, Perbost, Camille, Perciballi, Maurizio, Pezzotta, Federico, Piacentini, Francesco, Piat, Michel, Piccirillo, Lucio, Pisano, Giampaolo, Polenta, Gianluca, Prêle, Damien, Puddu, Roberto, Rambaud, Damien, Ringegni, Pablo, Romero, Gustavo, Salatino, Maria, Schillaci, Alessandro, Scóccola, Claudia, Scully, Stephen, Spinelli, Sebastiano, Stankowiak, Guillaume, Stolpovskiy, Michail, Suarez, Federico, Tartari, Andrea, Thermeau, Jean, Timbie, Peter, Tomasi, Maurizio, Torchinsky, Steve, Tristram, Matthieu, Tucker, Carole, Tucker, Gregory, Vanneste, Sylvain, Viganò, Daniele, Vittorio, Nicola, Voisin, Fabrice, Watson, Robert, Wicek, Francois, Zannoni, Mario and Zullo, Antonio 2019. QUBIC: Exploring the primordial universe with the Q&U Bolometric Interferometer. Universe 5 (2) , p. 42. 10.3390/universe5020042

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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
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Publisher: MDPI
ISSN: 2218-1997
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 12 March 2019
Date of Acceptance: 16 January 2019
Last Modified: 07 Jan 2022 02:11

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