Gravity Group Lunch Seminar, Jo Dunkley | Princeton "Science forecasts for the Simons Observatory"

Fri, Mar 1, 2019, 12:00 pm

The Simons Observatory (SO) is a new CMB experiment being built in the Atacama Desert in Chile (with many contributions from Princeton) due to begin observations in the early 2020s. We will describe SO's science goals: to characterize the primordial perturbations and look for primordial gravitational waves, to measure the mass of neutrino particles and the number of relativistic species, to test for deviations from a cosmological constant and constrain dark matter, to improve our understanding of galaxy evolution, and to constrain the duration of cosmic reionization. Much of this science will benefit from combining secondary CMB effects with data from optical surveys, in particular with LSST and DESI.

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102 Jadwin Hall