Vendredi 01 juin 2012 à 14h15
Auditoire Stueckelberg, Ecole de Physique

Update on the Planck Satellite

Ken Ganga, APC Paris

The Planck Satellite, Europe's successor to NASA's COBE and WMAP satellites, was launched in 2009 and has performed almost flawlessly since. As no primordial CMB results have yet been released, this talk will focus on the conception, realization, operation and early exploitation of the data, with only hints of what our cosmological goals will be. I will survey the papers that have been released, preview those about to be released, and discuss our hopes for the ultimate releases. I will also describe the mission timeline, highlight our biggest surprises and problems, and give the data release schedule