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QUBIC: The Q & U Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology

Battistelli, E. S. and Ade, P. and Alberro, J. G. and Almela, A. and Amico, G. and Arnaldi, L. H. and Auguste, D. and Aumont, J. and Azzoni, S. and Banfi, S. and Battaglia, P. and Baù, A. and Bélier, B. and Bennett, D. and Bergé, L. and Bernard, J.-Ph. and Bersanelli, M. and Bigot-Sazy, M.-A. and Bleurvacq, N. and Bonaparte, J. and Bonis, J. and Bottani, A. and Bunn, E. and Burke, D. and Buzi, D. and Buzzelli, A. and Cavaliere, F. and Chanial, P. and Chapron, C. and Charlassier, R. and Columbro, F. and Coppi, G. and Coppolecchia, A. and D’Alessandro, G. and de Bernardis, P. and De Gasperis, G. and De Leo, M. and De Petris, M. and Dheilly, S. and Di Donato, A. and Dumoulin, L. and Etchegoyen, A. and Fasciszewski, A. and Ferreyro, L. P. and Fracchia, D. and Franceschet, C. and Gamboa Lerena, M. M. and Ganga, K. and García, B. and García Redondo, M. E. and Gaspard, M. and Gault, A. and Gayer, D. and Gervasi, M. and Giard, M. and Gilles, V. and Giraud-Heraud, Y. and Gómez Berisso, M. and González, M. and Gradziel, M. and Grandsire, L. and Hamilton, J.-Ch. and Harari, D. and Haynes, V. and Henrot-Versillé, S. and Hoang, D. T. and Incardona, F. and Jules, E. and Kaplan, J. and Korotkov, A. and Kristukat, C. and Lamagna, L. and Loucatos, S. and Louis, T. and Luterstein, R. and Maffei, B. and Marnieros, S. and Marty, W. and Masi, S. and Mattei, A. and May, A. and McCulloch, M. and Medina, M. C. and Mele, L. and Melhuish, S. and Mennella, A. and Montier, L. and Mousset, L. and Mundo, L. M. and Murphy, J. A. and Murphy, J. D. and Nati, F. and Olivieri, E. and Oriol, C. and O’Sullivan, C. and Paiella, A. and Pajot, F. and Passerini, A. and Pastoriza, H. and Pelosi, A. and Perbost, C. and Perciballi, M. and Pezzotta, F. and Piacentini, F. and Piat, M. and Piccirillo, L. and Pisano, G. and Platino, M. and Polenta, G. and Prêle, D. and Puddu, R. and Rambaud, D. and Ringegni, P. and Romero, G. E. and Salatino, M. and Salum, J. M. and Schillaci, A. and Scóccola, C. and Scully, S. and Spinelli, S. and Stankowiak, G. and Stolpovskiy, M. and Suarez, F. and Tartari, A. and Thermeau, J.-P. and Timbie, P. and Tomasi, M. and Torchinsky, S. and Tristram, M. and Tucker, C. and Tucker, G. and Vanneste, S. and Viganò, D. and Vittorio, N. and Voisin, F. and Watson, B. and Wicek, F. and Zannoni, M. and Zullo, A. (2020) QUBIC: The Q & U Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology. Journal of Low Temperature Physics, 199 (1-2). pp. 482-490. ISSN 0022-2291.

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The Q & U Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology, QUBIC, is an innovative experiment designed to measure the polarization of the cosmic microwave background and in particular the signature left therein by the inflationary expansion of the Universe. The expected signal is extremely faint; thus, extreme sensitivity and systematic control are necessary in order to attempt this measurement. QUBIC addresses these requirements using an innovative approach combining the sensitivity of transition-edge sensor cryogenic bolometers, with the deep control of systematics characteristic of interferometers. This makes QUBIC unique with respect to others' classical imagers experiments devoted to the CMB polarization. In this contribution, we report a description of the QUBIC instrument including recent achievements and the demonstration of the bolometric interferometry performed in laboratory. QUBIC will be deployed at the observation site in Alto Chorrillos, in Argentina, at the end of 2019.

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Additional Information:© 2020 Springer-Verlag. Received 31 July 2019; Accepted 27 January 2020; Published 24 February 2020. QUBIC is funded by the following agencies. France: ANR (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) 2012 and 2014, DIM-ACAV (Domaine d’Interet Majeur-Astronomie et Conditions d’Apparition de la Vie), CNRS/IN2P3 (Centre national de la recherche scientifique/Institut national de physique nucleáire et de physique des particules), CNRS/INSU (Centre national de la recherche scientifique/Institut national de sciences de l’univers). Italy: CNR/PNRA (Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche/Programma Nazionale Ricerche in Antartide) until 2016, INFN (Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare) since 2017. Argentina: Secretaría de Gobierno de Ciencia, Tecnología e Innovación Productiva, Comisión Nacional de Energía Atómica, Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas.
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Domaine d’Interet Majeur-Astronomie et Conditions d’Apparition de la VieUNSPECIFIED
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Institut National de Physique Nucléaire et de Physique des Particules (IN2P3)UNSPECIFIED
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Subject Keywords:Cosmic microwave background; Cosmology; Gravitational waves; Polarization; Bolometric interferometer; Stokes polarimeter; Transition-edge sensors
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Official Citation:Battistelli, E.S., Ade, P., Alberro, J.G. et al. QUBIC: The Q & U Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology. J Low Temp Phys 199, 482–490 (2020).
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Deposited On:19 Mar 2020 20:00
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