Mid-Term Report Summary - COSMOPARS (Precision Cosmological Parameters)
The project is developing state-of-the-art tools for analysing cosmological data and extracting robust science results. We have significantly improved the modelling of gravitational lensing effects on the microwave background and are developing tools for efficient lensing estimation and parameter estimation. We are part of the Planck collaboration, analysing data from ESA's Planck satellite; we published a series of high-impact papers in 2015 and are currently working on the lensing analysis for 2017. At the same time we are looking forward to the next generation of data, developing the methods that will be required to model the signals reliably, and extract cosmological information.