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23rd of March 2022
ATNF Colloquium
Searching for New Physics on the last covid-free* continent
Christian Reichardt (U. Melbourne)
Abstract: Measurements of the polarisation of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) are an important tool to test our understanding of the Universe. Searches for the faint CMB B-mode signals offer the prospect of detecting inflationary gravitational waves on large angular scales and mapping out the large scale distribution of matter in the Universe through CMB lensing on smaller angular scales. The Antarctic plateau, in addition to being one of the few places isolated enough to avoid covid, is an exceptional site for microwave astronomy, and is the home of the South Pole Telescope. I will show recent results from the SPT-3G camera on the South Pole Telescope. I will also say a few words about CMB-S4, a new experiment being built for first light at the end of the decade.

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