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Title: PICO - the probe of inflation and cosmic origins

Abstract

Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only. The Probe of Inflation and Cosmic Origins (PICO) is a NASA-funded study of a Probe-class mission concept. The toplevel science objectives are to probe the physics of the Big Bang by measuring or constraining the energy scale of inflation, probe fundamental physics by measuring the number of light particles in the Universe and the sum of neutrino masses, to measure the reionization history of the Universe, and to understand the mechanisms driving the cosmic star formation history, and the physics of the galactic magnetic field. PICO would have multiple frequency bands between 21 and 799 GHz, and would survey the entire sky, producing maps of the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation, of galactic dust, of synchrotron radiation, and of various populations of point sources. Several instrument configurations, optical systems, cooling architectures, and detector and readout technologies have been and continue to be considered in the development of the mission concept. We will present a snapshot of the baseline mission concept currently under development.

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  1. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), La Canada Flintridge, CA (United States). Jet Propulsion Lab.
  2. Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
  3. Flatiron Inst., New York City, NY (United States)
  4. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
  5. Osservatorio di Radioastronomia, Medicina (Italy)
  6. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  7. Villanova Univ., Villanova (United States)
  8. Lab. AstroParticule et Cosmologie, Paris (France); Alternative Energies and Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), Saclay (France)
  9. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD (United States)
  10. National Radio Astronomy (NRAO), Charlottesville, VA (United States)
  11. Univ. of California, San Diego (United States)
  12. Univ. of Toronto, ON (Canada)
  13. Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities, MN (United States)
  14. National Inst. of Standards and Technology (NIST), Boulder, CO (United States)
  15. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
  16. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
  17. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States)
  18. Univ. of Tokyo (Japan)
  19. Cardiff Univ., Cardiff (United Kingdom)
  20. Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova (Italy)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1525285
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 10698; Conference: Space Telescopes and Instrumentation 2018: Optical, Infrared, and Millimeter Wave, Austin, TX (United States), 10-15 June (2018); Journal ID: ISSN 0277-786X
Publisher:
SPIE
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; 47 OTHER INSTRUMENTATION; cosmic microwave background; polarization; space mission; bolometers; cryocooling; B-modes, probe-class

Citation Formats

Sutin, Brian M., Alvarez, Marcelo, Battaglia, Nicholas, Bock, James, Bonato, Matteo, Borrill, Jullian, Chuss, David T., Cooperrider, Joelle, Crill, Brendan, Delabrouille, Jacques, Devlin, Mark, Essinger-Hileman, Thomas, Fissel, Laura, Flauger, Raphael, Gorski, Krzysztof, Green, Daniel, Hanany, Shaul, Hubmayr, Johannes, Johnson, Bradley R., Jones, William C., Knox, lloyd, Kogut, Alan, Lawrence, Charles, McMahon, Jeff, Matsumura, Tomotake, Negrello, Mattia, O'Brient, Roger, Paine, Christopher, Pryke, Clement, Shirron, Peter, Trangsrud, Amy R., Wen, Qi, Young, Karl, and de Zotti, Gianfranco. PICO - the probe of inflation and cosmic origins. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1117/12.2311326.
Sutin, Brian M., Alvarez, Marcelo, Battaglia, Nicholas, Bock, James, Bonato, Matteo, Borrill, Jullian, Chuss, David T., Cooperrider, Joelle, Crill, Brendan, Delabrouille, Jacques, Devlin, Mark, Essinger-Hileman, Thomas, Fissel, Laura, Flauger, Raphael, Gorski, Krzysztof, Green, Daniel, Hanany, Shaul, Hubmayr, Johannes, Johnson, Bradley R., Jones, William C., Knox, lloyd, Kogut, Alan, Lawrence, Charles, McMahon, Jeff, Matsumura, Tomotake, Negrello, Mattia, O'Brient, Roger, Paine, Christopher, Pryke, Clement, Shirron, Peter, Trangsrud, Amy R., Wen, Qi, Young, Karl, & de Zotti, Gianfranco. PICO - the probe of inflation and cosmic origins. United States. doi:10.1117/12.2311326.
Sutin, Brian M., Alvarez, Marcelo, Battaglia, Nicholas, Bock, James, Bonato, Matteo, Borrill, Jullian, Chuss, David T., Cooperrider, Joelle, Crill, Brendan, Delabrouille, Jacques, Devlin, Mark, Essinger-Hileman, Thomas, Fissel, Laura, Flauger, Raphael, Gorski, Krzysztof, Green, Daniel, Hanany, Shaul, Hubmayr, Johannes, Johnson, Bradley R., Jones, William C., Knox, lloyd, Kogut, Alan, Lawrence, Charles, McMahon, Jeff, Matsumura, Tomotake, Negrello, Mattia, O'Brient, Roger, Paine, Christopher, Pryke, Clement, Shirron, Peter, Trangsrud, Amy R., Wen, Qi, Young, Karl, and de Zotti, Gianfranco. Fri . "PICO - the probe of inflation and cosmic origins". United States. doi:10.1117/12.2311326. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1525285.
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title = {PICO - the probe of inflation and cosmic origins},
author = {Sutin, Brian M. and Alvarez, Marcelo and Battaglia, Nicholas and Bock, James and Bonato, Matteo and Borrill, Jullian and Chuss, David T. and Cooperrider, Joelle and Crill, Brendan and Delabrouille, Jacques and Devlin, Mark and Essinger-Hileman, Thomas and Fissel, Laura and Flauger, Raphael and Gorski, Krzysztof and Green, Daniel and Hanany, Shaul and Hubmayr, Johannes and Johnson, Bradley R. and Jones, William C. and Knox, lloyd and Kogut, Alan and Lawrence, Charles and McMahon, Jeff and Matsumura, Tomotake and Negrello, Mattia and O'Brient, Roger and Paine, Christopher and Pryke, Clement and Shirron, Peter and Trangsrud, Amy R. and Wen, Qi and Young, Karl and de Zotti, Gianfranco},
abstractNote = {Downloading of the abstract is permitted for personal use only. The Probe of Inflation and Cosmic Origins (PICO) is a NASA-funded study of a Probe-class mission concept. The toplevel science objectives are to probe the physics of the Big Bang by measuring or constraining the energy scale of inflation, probe fundamental physics by measuring the number of light particles in the Universe and the sum of neutrino masses, to measure the reionization history of the Universe, and to understand the mechanisms driving the cosmic star formation history, and the physics of the galactic magnetic field. PICO would have multiple frequency bands between 21 and 799 GHz, and would survey the entire sky, producing maps of the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation, of galactic dust, of synchrotron radiation, and of various populations of point sources. Several instrument configurations, optical systems, cooling architectures, and detector and readout technologies have been and continue to be considered in the development of the mission concept. We will present a snapshot of the baseline mission concept currently under development.},
doi = {10.1117/12.2311326},
journal = {Proceedings of SPIE - The International Society for Optical Engineering},
number = ,
volume = 10698,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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