The QUIJOTE-CMB Experiment: Studying the polarisation of the Galactic and cosmological microwave emissions

J. A. Rubiño-Martín, R. Rebolo, M. Aguiar, R. Génova-Santos, F. Gómez-Reñasco, J. M. Herreros, R. J. Hoyland, C. López-Caraballo, A. E. Pelaez Santos, V. Sanchez De La Rosa, A. Vega-Moreno, T. Viera-Curbelo, E. Martínez-Gonzalez, R. B. Barreiro, F. J. Casas, J. M. Diego, R. Fernández-Cobos, D. Herranz, M. López-Caniego, D. OrtizP. Vielva, E. Artal, B. Aja, J. Cagigas, J. L. Cano, L. De La Fuente, A. Mediavilla, J. V. Terán, E. Villa, L. Piccirillo, R. Battye, E. Blackhurst, M. Brown, R. D. Davies, R. J. Davis, C. Dickinson, S. Harper, B. Maffei, M. McCulloch, S. Melhuish, G. Pisano, R. A. Watson, M. Hobson, K. Grainge, A. Lasenby, R. Saunders, P. Scott

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    The QUIJOTE (Q-U-I JOint Tenerife) CMB Experiment will operate at the Teide Observatory with the aim of characterizing the polarisation of the CMB and other processes of Galactic and extragalactic emission in the frequency range of 10-40GHz and at large and medium angular scales. The first of the two QUIJOTE telescopes and the first multi-frequency (10-30GHz) instrument are already built and have been tested in the laboratory. QUIJOTE-CMB will be a valuable complement at low frequencies for the Planck mission, and will have the required sensitivity to detect a primordial gravitational-wave component if the tensor-to-scalar ratio is larger than r = 0.05. © 2012 SPIE.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering|Proc SPIE Int Soc Opt Eng
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    EventGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes IV - Amsterdam
    Duration: 1 Jul 2012 → …


    ConferenceGround-Based and Airborne Telescopes IV
    Period1/07/12 → …
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    • Cosmic microwave background
    • Cosmological parameters
    • Early universe
    • Instrumentation
    • Polarisation
    • Telescope


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