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Second Interim report - for the period months 13 to 21

Second Interim report - for the period months 13 to 21

Reproducible research methodology report

Report available on home page

Paper release

Suite of papers submitted to international journals and the pre-print archive (

WP methodology report

First report available on project web page

Systematic error simulations

Sky map simulations available

Final gain estimation module

Final validated code uploaded to GitHub repository, and integrated into Commander2

Operational Gibbs sampler

Operational Commander2 with submodules available on GitHub

Commander module

Component separation integrated into Commander2

Systematic error assessment

Assessment available in the form of a report; summarized in scientific paper

Low-level visualization tools

Collection of Python visualization tools for low-level BeyondPlanck data

Final Gibbs/posterior products

Final sky maps and posterior ensembles

Final astrophysical sky model products

Final posterior mean and standard deviation maps and parameters available

Commander 4D map interface

Commander 4D map software interface for integrating BeyondPlanck data products with industry-standard external codes

Low-resolution noise covariance matrix module

Final and validiated code uploaded to GitHub

Joint LFI-WMAP dipole estimate

Joint estimate of the CMB dipole from Planck-LFI and WMAP

Cosmological interpretation module

Power spectrum and parameter estimation codes uploaded to GitHub

Scientific characterization

Final power spectrum and parameters; scientific papers drafted

Product delivery

Final products uploaded to Planck Legacy Archive

Reproducibilty framework tool

Final framework available for download on home page

Final flagging module

Final validated code uploaded to GitHub

Tuned MADAM module

Final and validated code uploaded to GitHub, integrated into Commander2

Beam-deconvolved map maker module

Code uploaded to GitHub, with fully operational interface to Commander2

GitHub repository

Functional GitHub repository with skeleton directory structure for both scientific codes, reproducibility framework, and papers. All internal collaboration members are provided read and write access; external users are only provided read access.

First astrophysical sky model products

Commander2 parameter files and resulting sky maps available for internal testing.

Prototype MADAM module

Code uploaded to GitHub; basic interface to Commander2

Prototype flagging module

Code uploaded to repository;basic interface to Commander

Protoype gain estimation module

Code uploaded to GitHub, and basic interface to Commander2

Proto Gibbs sampler

Functional Commander2 implementation, with placeholders for new modules

Initial astrophysical sky model

Commander2 input parameter files, and links to both input and output data files.

Project web page

Web page hosted by the University of Oslo, publicly available

Data management plan

First version of plan available; will be a living document

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A Monte Carlo comparison between template-based and Wiener-filter CMB dipole estimators

Autoren: H. Thommesen, K. J. Andersen, R. Aurlien, R. Banerji, M. Brilenkov, H. K. Eriksen, U. Fuskeland, M. Galloway, L. M. Mocanu, T. L. Svalheim, I. K. Wehus
Veröffentlicht in: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Issue 643, 2020, Page(s) A179, ISSN 0004-6361
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202038905

Constraints on the spectral index of polarized synchrotron emission from WMAP and Faraday-corrected S-PASS data

Autoren: U. Fuskeland, K. J. Andersen, R. Aurlien, R. Banerji, M. Brilenkov, H. K. Eriksen, M. Galloway, E. Gjerløw, S. K. Næss, T. L. Svalheim, I. K. Wehus
Veröffentlicht in: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Issue 646, 2021, Page(s) A69, ISSN 0004-6361
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202037629

Planck intermediate results

Autoren: Y. Akrami, K. J. Andersen, M. Ashdown, C. Baccigalupi, M. Ballardini, A. J. Banday, R. B. Barreiro, N. Bartolo, S. Basak, K. Benabed, J.-P. Bernard, M. Bersanelli, P. Bielewicz, J. R. Bond, J. Borrill, C. Burigana, R. C. Butler, E. Calabrese, B. Casaponsa, H. C. Chiang, L. P. L. Colombo, C. Combet, B. P. Crill, F. Cuttaia, P. de Bernardis, A. de Rosa, G. de Zotti, J. Delabrouille, E. Di Valentino,
Veröffentlicht in: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Issue 643, 2020, Page(s) A42, ISSN 0004-6361
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/202038073