The QUIJOTE experiment: project overview and first results

R. Génova-Santos, J. A. Rubiño-Martín, R. Rebolo, M. Aguiar, F. Gómez-Reñasco, C. Gutiérrez, R. J. Hoyland, C. López-Caraballo, A. E. Peláez-Santos, M. R. Pérez-de-Taoro, F. Poidevin, V. Sánchez de La Rosa, D. Tramonte, A. Vega-Moreno, T. Viera-Curbelo, R. Vignasa, E. Martínez-González, R. B. Barreiro, B. Casaponsa, F. J. CasasJ. M. Diego, R. Fernández-Cobos, D. Herranz, M. López-Caniego, D. Ortiz, P. Vielva, E. Artal, B. Aja, J. Cagigas, J. L. Cano, L. de La Fuente, A. Mediavilla, J. V. Terán, E. Villa, L. Piccirillo, R. Davies, R. J. Davis, Clive Dickinson, Keith Grainge, S. Harper, B. Maffei, M. McCulloch, S. Melhuish, G. Pisano, R. A. Watson, A. Lasenby, M. Ashdown, M. Hobson, Y. Perrott, N. Razavi-Ghods, R. Saunders, D. Titterington, P. Scott

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    QUIJOTE (Q-U-I JOint TEnerife) is a new polarimeter aimed to characterize the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background and other Galactic and extragalactic signals at medium and large angular scales in the frequency range 10--40 GHz. The multi-frequency (10--20 GHz) instrument, mounted on the first QUIJOTE telescope, saw first light on November 2012 from the Teide Observatory (2400 m a.s.l). During 2014 the second telescope has been installed at this observatory. A second instrument at 30 GHz will be ready for commissioning at this telescope during summer 2015, and a third additional instrument at 40 GHz is now being developed. These instruments will have nominal sensitivities to detect the B-mode polarization due to the primordial gravitational-wave component if the tensor-to-scalar ratio is larger than r=0.05.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationhost publication
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2015
    EventHighlights of Spanish Astrophysics VIII, Proceedings of the XI Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Astronomical Society - Teruel, Spain
    Duration: 1 Jan 1824 → …


    ConferenceHighlights of Spanish Astrophysics VIII, Proceedings of the XI Scientific Meeting of the Spanish Astronomical Society
    CityTeruel, Spain
    Period1/01/24 → …


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