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QUBIC: the Q&U Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology. A novel way to look at the polarized Cosmic Microwave Background.

Mennella, Aniello, Ade, P.A.R, Aumont, J., Banfi, S., Incardona, F., Battaglia, P., Battistelli, E.S., Baù, A., Bélier, B., Bennett, D., Bergé, L., Bernard, J.Ph., Bersanelli, M., Bigot-Sazy, M.A., Bleurvacq, N., Bordier, G., Brossard, J., Bunn, E.F., P. Burke, D., Buzi, D., Buzzelli, A., Cammilleri, D., Cavaliere, F., Chanial, P., Chapron, C., Columbro, Fabio, Coppi, G., Coppolecchia, A., Couchot, F., D'Agostino, R., D'Alessandro, G., De Bernardis, P., De Gasperis, G., De Leo, Michele, De Petris, M., Decourcelle, T., Del Torto, F., Dumoulin, L., Etchegoyen, A., Franceschet, C., Garcia, B., Gault, A., Gayer, D., Gervasi, M., Ghribi, A., Giard, M., Giraud-Héraud, Y., Gradziel, M., Grandsire, L., Hamilton, J.Ch., Harari, D., Haynes, V., Henrot-Versillé, S., Holtzer, N., Kaplan, J., Korotkov, A., Krachmalnicoff, N., Lamagna, L., Lande, J., Loucatos, S., Lowitz, A., Lukovic, V., Maffei, B., Marnieros, S., Martino, J. Rodriguez, Masi, S., May, A., McCulloch, M., Medina, M.C., Mele, Lorenzo, Melhuish, S., Montier, L., Murphy, A., Néel, D., Ng, M.W., O'Sullivan, C., Paiella, A., Pajot, F., Passerini, A., Pelosi, A., Perbost, C., Perdereau, O., Piacentini, F., Piat, M., Piccirillo, L., Pisano, Giampaolo, Prêle, D., Puddu, R., Rambaud, D., Rigaut, O., Romero, G.E., Salatino, M., Schillaci, A., Scully, S., Stolpovskiy, M., Suarez, F., Tartari, A., Timbie, P., Torchinsky, Steve A., Tristram, M., Tucker, Carole, Tucker, G., Viganò, D., Vittori, N., Voisin, F., Watson, B., Zannoni, M. and Zullo, A. 2018. QUBIC: the Q&U Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology. A novel way to look at the polarized Cosmic Microwave Background. Presented at: European Physical Society conference on High Energy Physics, Venice, 5-7 July 2017. 044. 10.22323/1.314.0044

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In this paper we describe QUBIC, an experiment that takes up the challenge posed by the detection of primordial gravitational waves with a novel approach, that combines the sensitivity of state-of-the art bolometric detectors with the systematic effects control typical of interferometers. The so-called ``self-calibration'' is a technique deeply rooted in the interferometric nature of the instrument and allows us to clean the measured data from instrumental effects. The first module of QUBIC is a dual band instrument (150 GHz and 220 GHz) that will be deployed in Argentina during Fall 2018.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
ISSN: 1824-8039
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 3 September 2018
Date of Acceptance: 1 January 2018
Last Modified: 15 Jan 2020 16:38

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