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The QUIET collaboration during its meeting at Fermilab, June 28-30, 2009




QUIET merges members of previous collaborations that have made successful polarization measurements of the CMB. These are: CAPMAP (Princeton, Chicago, Miami, JPL, MPI-Bonn), CBI (Caltech, Oxford), and QUaD (Stanford, Manchester). A group from Columbia, with lots of experience in CMB measurements, and a group from Oslo, with expertise in CMB data processing and analysis, complete the collaboration.
Members of the Japanese High Energy Physics Laboratory KEK have recently joined QUIET. This constitutes the first initiative into studies of the CMB in Japan. The group is currently building a setup for testing HEMT detectors and is bringing their extensive experience in data acquisition hardware and software to bear in QUIET.
Individuals at Berkeley, Goddard Space Flight Center, and Harvard-Smithsonian have also contributed.


QUIET Publications


Technical Papers & Proceedings:
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  • Kusaka, A., et al., The QUIET experiment, to appear in Proceedings of the 45th Rencontre de Moriond, 2010 [PDF]
  • Newburgh, L., et al., Measuring CMB Polarization wtih QUIET: the Q/U Imaging ExperimenT, to appear in Proceedings of the Twelfth Marcel Grossmann Meeting on General Relativity, 2010 [PDF]
  • Mircea Bogdan, Daniel Kapner, Dorothea Samtleben, Keith Vanderlinde, Digital control and data acquisition system for the QUIET experiment, Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research Section A: Accelerators, Spectrometers, Detectors and Associated Equipment, Volume 572, Issue 1, Pages 338-339, 2007
  • Kangaslahti, P., Gaier, T., Seiffert, M., Weinreb, S., Harding, D., Dawson, D., Soria, M., Lawrence, C., Hooberman, B., Miller, A., Planar Polarimetry Receivers for Large Imaging Arrays at Q-band, Microwave Symposium Digest, 2006. IEEE MTT-S International , pp.89-92, 11-16 June 2006
  • Sigurd Nass, Maximum likelihood analysis with the Q/U Imaging ExperimenT, 2012 [PDF]
  • Immanuel Buder, Measurement of the CMB Polarization at 95 GHz from QUIET, 2012 [PDF]
  • Robert Dumoulin, Results from the QUIET Q-Band Observing Season, 2011 [PDF]
  • Alison Brizius, Measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation polarization anisotropy at 40Ghz and 90Ghz with the Q/U Imaging ExperimenT (QUIET), 2011
  • Yuji Chinone, Measurement of Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization Power Spectra at 43 GHz with Q/U Imaging ExperimenT, 2011 [PDF]
  • Colin Bischoff, Observing the Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization Anisotropy at 40 GHz with QUIET, 2010 [PDF]
  • Laura Newburgh, The Q/U Imaging ExperimenT (QUIET): The Q-band Receiver Array Instrument and Observations, 2010 [PDF]

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October 18, 2012