Session Y3: Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization

1:30 PM–3:18 PM, Tuesday, February 16, 2010
Room: Thurgood Marshall South

Chair: Clem Pryke, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, The University of Chicago

Abstract ID: BAPS.2010.APR.Y3.2

Abstract: Y3.00002 : Measurements of the CMB Polarization with WMAP

2:06 PM–2:42 PM

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  Lyman Page
    (Princeton University)

The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) has mapped the whole sky in temperature and polarization in five frequency bands between 20 and 100 GHz. In this talk we focus on the WMAP polarization measurements and what they tell us about both foreground emission and cosmology. We also briefly discuss the prospects for future polarization measurements.

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