CfA Colloquium Schedule Spring 2011
 21 April 2011

21 April 2011

Speaker: John Carlstrom (University of Chicago)

Title: Sackler Lecture: New Results from the 10 meter South Pole Telescope

Abstract:The 10 meter South Pole Telescope (SPT) is conducting a 2500 square degree survey of the cosmic microwave background at one arc minute resolution. The survey is detecting hundreds of massive clusters, independent of distance, through the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich effect, with the goal of using the evolution of the cluster abundance as a probe of dark energy. The survey is also measuring the anisotropy of the background from degree to arc minute resolution with unprecedented precision. After reviewing the SPT and the survey, I will present the latest results.

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