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Astronomy Tea Talks at Caltech

Mondays, Hameetman auditorium (Cahill)
Tea:  4.00pm
Talk: 4.15pm

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2010 - 2011 season:
13 June 2011 Tom Crawford (Chicago)

'The South Pole Telescope: Past, Present, and Future'

The South Pole Telescope (SPT) is a 10-meter mm/sub-mm telescope located at the NSF Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The first major survey with the SPT, a 2500-square-degree, three-band, mm-wave survey aimed at measuring dark energy through the abundance of galaxy clusters, will be completed by the end of this year, at which point the current receiver will be replaced by a polarization-sensitive camera, and a new survey will begin. I will review some of the major scientific results---current and upcoming---from the first survey and discuss the science goals of the polarization survey, including exciting potential uses of the data beyond the polarization of the microwave background.
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