Measuring the cosmic microwave background polarization with the QUaD experiment
We look at anticipated science results achievable with QUaD, a ground-based experiment to measure the polarization of the CMB from the South Pole, and describe the features that will enable it to measure this weak polarized signal. We show that QUaD can make a high resolution measurement of the polarization signals on small angular scales. This will lead to tighter constraints on the key cosmological parameters and could also put new limits on the inflationary model.
Additional Information© 2004 Society of Photo-optical Instrumentation Engineers. This material is based on work supported by the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council in the UK, the Irish Research Council for Science, Engineering and Technology and by the National Science Foundation under grants 9987360 and 0096778 in the US. MB would like to acknowledge a departmental grant from the University of Wales, Cardiff.
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