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Zhaodi Pan (U. Chicago) “Instrument and science for the SPT-3G cosmic microwave background receiver”
November 21, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
SPT-3G is a third-generation camera for the 10-meter diameter South Pole Telescope (SPT), which is designed to measure the cosmic microwave background (CMB). To achieve a high mapping speed, we have developed a new multichroic receiver with a total of 16,000 polarization-sensitive detectors. SPT-3G began a 6-year 1500 square degree survey in February 2018, which will produce measurements of CMB temperature and polarization anisotropies with an unprecedented combination of angular resolution and sensitivity. In this talk, I will summarize the instrument status and highlight the development of the most compact millimeter-wavelength Fourier transform spectrometer, which was used for SPT-3G and is also a prototype for the proposed PIXIE satellite. I will also discuss the science goals and current data analyses, with a focus on the gravitational lensing analysis using SPT-3G’s first-year data.