B-Pol: Detecting primordial gravitational waves generated during inflation

Paolo De Bernardis, Martin Bucher, Carlo Burigana, Lucio Piccirillo

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    Abstract

    B-Pol is a medium-class space mission aimed at detecting the primordial gravitational waves generated during inflation through high accuracy measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background polarization. We discuss the scientific background, feasibility of the experiment, and implementation developed in response to the ESA Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Call for Proposals. © 2008 Springer Science+Business Media B.V.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)5-16
    Number of pages11
    JournalExperimental Astronomy
    Volume23
    Issue number1
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009

    Keywords

    • Cosmic microwave background
    • Cosmology
    • Satellite

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