AAS 207th Meeting, 8-12 January 2006
Session 88 Advanced Radio, Millimeter and Sub-mm Instruments
Oral, Tuesday, 10:00-11:30am, January 10, 2006, Salon 1

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[88.04] Status of the first season of QUaD observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization.

M. Bowden (KIPAC, Stanford University / SLAC), QUaD Collaboration

QUaD is a new Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) polarization bolometer-array telescope. The instrument was installed at the South Pole over the 2004-05 Austral Summer and completed its first season of observations during the 2005 Austral Winter. QUaD is expected to make a high-resolution measurement of the E-mode CMB power spectrum. I will describe the observations made during this first season and the current status of the data analysis. This work is supported by the National Science Foundation (USA) and the Particle Physics and Astronomy Research Council (UK).

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