Over the last 20 years measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) have produced an explosion of knowledge about the birth and evolution of our Universe. Over the next decade new, even more precise, measurements will provide the next crucial steps in understanding the Universe. The 6 m diameter Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) was designed and built specifically to make these advances possible. Using existing... read more.
The Balloon-Borne Large Aperture Submillimeter Telescope (BLAST) program is probing the link between Galactic magnetic fields and star formation. After decades of study, the physical processes regulating star formation still remain poorly understood. Large-scale observations of star forming regions provide counts of the number of dense clouds each of which will eventually... read more.
The The MUltiplexed SQUID/TES Array at Ninety GHz (MUSTANG) is a 64-pixel bolometer array built for the 100m Green Bank Telescope (GBT) for high resolution (9'') imaging of galaxy clusters, the largest gravitationally bound structures in the Universe. The MUSTANG resolution is ideal for imaging astrophysical phenomena such as merger-driven shocks via the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect (SZE).... read more.