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A programme for cosmology from current and next-generation Cosmic Microwave Background experiments

Project description

A new era in the analysis of cosmic microwave background data

Observations of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the relic radiation left by the Big Bang, are important for probing the early and late stages in the evolution of the Universe. Capitalising on the expertise gained from data stemming from the ESA’s Planck satellite and the Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT), the EU-funded CMBforward project will develop advanced data analysis methods for interpreting new CMB data from the ACT (between 2020 and 2022) and the new Simons Observatory (from 2022 onwards) that will advance the state of the art. Great effort will be dedicated in constraining the neutrino properties and in investigating the nature of the primordial fluctuations guiding the cosmic structures, the physics of dark matter and dark energy, and the time of cosmic dawn.

Host institution

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
Net EU contribution
€ 1 915 814,00
Address
Newport Road 30 36
CF24 0DE Cardiff
United Kingdom

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Region
Wales East Wales Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
United Kingdom
Net EU contribution
€ 1 915 814,00
Address
Newport Road 30 36
CF24 0DE Cardiff

See on map

Region
Wales East Wales Cardiff and Vale of Glamorgan
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00