University of Minnesota Observational Cosmology

The Observational Cosmology research group at the University of Minnesota works to understand the early history of the universe through measurements of the cosmic microwave background radiation. This radiation was created shortly after the big bang. We build our own instruments to measure the cosmic microwave background and also participate in international experiments.
We are currently analyzing data from the MAXIPOL experiment, a polarization anisotropy experiment designed to detect polarization in the Cosmic Microwave Background. In addition to this, we are developing a new experiment (EBEX) whose goal is to detect polarization with a greater frequency range at lower noise levels, with hopes of detecting the relatively quiet B-mode of CMB polarization.
Click on the projects on the left for more information.