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Published May 8, 2002 | Published
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The MAXIMA and MAXIPOL Experiments


MAXIMA is a balloon-based bolometric experiment to measure the temperature anisotropy of the CMB over spatial frequency range 36 ≤ l ≤ 1235. The MAXIMA-1 flight produced a 124 square degree temperature anisot0ropy map with a beam diameter of 10 arcmin. These data have been used to produce a power spectrum which is in excellent agreement with data from BOOMERANG and DASI, but covers a wider range of angular scales. The MAXIMA power spectrum is consistent with the prediction of Lambda CDM models and has been used to constrain cosmological models. The MAXIMA experiment is described and an outline is given of the contents and significance of papers written by the MAXIMA team. MAXIMA is being modified to measure the polarization anisotropy of the CMB. A brief description of this MAXIPOL experiment is also given.

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© 2002 American Institute of Physics. Issue Date: 8 May 2002. We thank Danny Ball and the other staff at NASA's National Scientific Balloon Facility in Palestine, TX for their outstanding support of the MAXIMA program. MAXIMA is supported by NASA Grants NAGS-3941, NAG5-6552, NAG5-4454, GSRP-031, and GSRP-032, and by the NSF through the Center for Particle Astrophysics at UC Berkeley, NSF Cooperative Agreement AST-9120005, and KDI Grant 9872979. The data analysis used resources of the National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center which is supported by the Office of Science of the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract No. DE-AC03-76SF00098, and the resources of the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. PA acknowledges support from PPARC rolling grant, UK.

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