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Piat, M;Battistelli, E;Bau, A;Bennett, D;Berge, L;Bernard, JP;de Bernardis, P;Bigot-Sazy, MA;Bordier, G;Bounab, A;Breelle, E;Bunn, EF;Calvo, M;Charlassier, R;Collin, S;Cruciani, A;Curran, G;Dumoulin, L;Gault, A;Gervasi, M;Ghribi, A;Giard, M;Giordano, C;Giraud-Heraud, Y;Gradziel, M;Guglielmi, L;Hamilton, JC;Haynes, V;Kaplan, J;Korotkov, A;Lande, J;Maffei, B;Maiello, M;Malu, S;Marnieros, S;Martino, J;Masi, S;Montier, L;Murphy, A;Nati, F;O'Sullivan, C;Pajot, F;Parisel, C;Passerini, A;Peterzen, S;Piacentini, F;Piccirillo, L;Pisano, G;Polenta, G;Prele, D;Romano, D;Rosset, C;Salatino, M;Schillaci, A;Sironi, G;Sordini, R;Spinelli, S;Tartari, A;Timbie, P;Tucker, G;Vibert, L;Voisin, F;Watson, RA;Zannoni, M
Low Temperature Physics
QUBIC: the Q&U Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology
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The primordial B-mode polarisation of the Cosmic Microwave Background is the imprints of the gravitational wave background generated by inflation. Observing the B-mode is up to now the most direct way to constrain the physics of the primordial Universe, especially inflation. To detect these B-modes, high sensitivity is required as well as an exquisite control of systematics effects. To comply with these requirements, we propose a new instrument called QUBIC (Q and U Bolometric Interferometer for Cosmology) based on bolometric interferometry. The control of systematics is obtained with a close-packed interferometer while bolometers cooled to very low temperature allow for high sensitivity. We present the architecture of this new instrument, the status of the project and the self-calibration technique which allows accurate measurement of the instrumental systematic effects.
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