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

Mennella, Aniello, Ade, Peter ORCID:, 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 ORCID:, 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 ORCID:, Tucker, Gregory ORCID:, 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: 09 Oct 2023 20:00

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