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Gilbert Holder (U. Illinois, Urbana-Champaign) "Particle Physics & Astrophysics with Wide Field mm-Wave Surveys"
May 7, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
There have now been several generations of wide-field mm-wave surveys, with several ongoing and upcoming very ambitious projects. We have already learned a great deal about the early universe and put strong constraints on particle physics extensions to the standard model, also collecting large catalogs of strong gravitational lens systems and massive clusters of galaxies, and learning a great deal about the growth of large scale structure in the universe. Ongoing and future experiments will continue to probe the early universe, collect larger catalogs of interesting lenses and clusters, and more carefully chart large scale structure, while also opening new windows on solar system science, transient events, and multi messenger astronomy. These surveys are more widely known as “cosmic microwave background experiments.”