Search Results for CMBtag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2021:/MT5//feed/CMB2021-10-26T07:35:26ZMovable Type 5.2.659159Planck: Demographics and Diversitytag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2018:/blog//1.6602018-08-13T15:36:23Z2018-08-13T22:07:03ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
Another aspect of Planck’s legacy bears examining. A couple of months ago, the 2018 Gruber Prize in Cosmology was awarded to the Planck Satellite. This was (I think) a well-deserved honour for all of us who have worked on Planck...
(Almost) The end of Plancktag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2018:/blog//1.6572018-07-19T11:08:23Z2018-07-19T18:51:37ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
This week, we released (most of) the final set of papers from the Planck collaboration — the long-awaited Planck 2018 results (which were originally meant to be the “Planck 2016 results”, but everything takes longer than you hope…), available on...
WMAP Breaks Throughtag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2017:/blog//1.6042017-12-04T16:45:15Z2017-12-15T20:11:25ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
It was announced this morning that the WMAP team has won the $3 million Breakthrough Prize. Unlike the Nobel Prize, which infamously is only awarded to three people each year, the Breakthrough Prize was awarded to the whole 27-member WMAP...
The Chandrasekhar Mass and the Hubble Constanttag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2017:/blog//1.5862017-10-24T02:04:37Z2017-10-24T10:44:34ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
The first direct detection of gravitational waves was announced in February of 2015 by the LIGO team, after decades of planning, building and refining their beautiful experiment. Since that time, the US-based LIGO has been joined by the European Virgo...
Gravitational Waves?tag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2014:/blog//1.5682014-03-20T18:23:52Z2014-08-23T05:31:44ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
[Uh oh, this is sort of disastrously long, practically unedited, and a mixture of tutorial- and expert-level text. Good luck. Send corrections.] It’s been almost exactly a year since the release of the first Planck cosmology results (which I discussed...
The next generation of large satellites: PRISM and/or eLISA?tag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2013:/blog//1.5602013-05-24T12:27:16Z2014-05-16T03:05:04ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
Today was the deadline for submitting so-called “White Papers” proposing the next generation of the European Space Agency satellite missions. Because of the long lead times for these sorts of complicated technical achievements, this call is for launches in the...
Planck 2013: the PRtag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2013:/blog//1.5542013-03-22T16:04:19Z2014-01-27T18:52:59ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
Yesterday’s release of the Planck papers and data wasn’t just aimed at the scientific community, of course. We wanted to let the rest of the world know about our results. The main press conference was at ESA HQ in Paris,...
Planck 2013: the sciencetag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2013:/blog//1.5532013-03-22T14:52:15Z2013-12-09T17:44:34ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
If you’re the kind of person who reads this blog, then you won’t have missed yesterday’s announcement of the first Planck cosmology results. The most important is our picture of the cosmic microwave background itself: But it takes a lot...
EBEX launched!tag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2012:/blog//1.5492012-12-29T02:11:20Z2013-01-28T23:53:57ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
My colleagues, friends and collaborators on the EBEX project are in Antarctica this (Northern) winter preparing the telescope for launch. And today, they did it: EBEX Launch movie Just beautiful. (The video is from Asad Aboobaker, whose blog EBEX in...
ICICtag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2012:/blog//1.5282012-03-25T10:54:50Z2012-06-28T05:05:07ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
Among the many other things I haven’t had time to blog about, this term we opened the new Imperial Centre for Inference and Cosmology, the culmination of several years of expansion in the Imperial Astrophysics group. In mid-March we had...
Planck Warms Uptag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2012:/blog//1.5232012-01-16T15:13:26Z2012-09-24T08:05:14ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
Nearly two-and-a-half years after its launch, the end of ESA’s Planck mission has begun. (In fact, the BBC scooped the rest of the Planck collaboration itself with a story last week; you can read the UK take at the excellent...
Bluffing about Marstag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2011:/blog//1.5192011-11-27T11:27:09Z2012-09-14T12:02:34ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
Saturday afternoon I received a call from a news producer at the BBC — could I come talk about the Mars Science Laboratory, launched earlier that day? This was a tough question, publicity-monger though I am: I don’t actually know...
Passion for Lighttag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2011:/blog//1.5162011-09-26T21:37:33Z2012-06-07T21:35:23ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
It’s been a busy few weeks, and that seems like a good excuse for my lack of posts. Since coming back from Scotland, I’ve been to: Paris, for our bi-monthly Planck Core Team meetings, discussing of the state of the...
EBEX in Flighttag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2011:/blog//1.4962011-03-29T07:18:40Z2012-10-03T16:39:08ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
Many of my colleagues in the EBEX experiment have just lit out for the west. Specifically, the team is heading off to Palestine (pronounced “Palesteen”), Texas, to get the telescope and instrument ready for its big Antarctic long-duration balloon flight...
Tacos and Power Spectra in LAtag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2011:/blog//1.4922011-02-22T22:22:20Z2014-04-20T21:08:01ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
One of the perks (perqs?) of academia is that occasionally I get an excuse to escape the damp grey of London Winters. The Planck Satellite is an international collaboration and, although largely backed by the European Space Agency, it has...
Les autres choses (scientifique)tag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2011:/blog//1.4912011-02-22T17:23:09Z2013-09-30T15:32:48ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
I’ve been meaning to give a shout-out to my colleagues on the ADAMIS team at the APC (AstroParticule et Cosmologie) Lab at the Université Paris 7 for a while: in addition to doing lots of great work on Planck, EBEX,...
Planck: First resultstag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2011:/blog//1.4872011-01-11T14:42:11Z2012-09-17T01:09:49ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
The Satellite now known as the Planck Surveyor was first conceived in the mid-1990s, in the wake of the results from NASA’s COBE Satellite, the first to detect primordial anisotropies in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), light from about 400,000...
Beautiful Evidencetag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2010:/blog//1.4832010-12-14T23:04:50Z2011-12-14T09:08:53ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
One excuse for not blogging over the last month was a couple of weeks spent in North America, first in and around New York and New Jersey, visiting my family, and then a stop in Montreal for the annual collaboration...
Swedish Statisticstag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2010:/blog//1.4702010-08-14T10:56:58Z2012-10-24T00:58:48ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
[Apologies to those of you who may have seen an inadvertantly-published unfinished version of this post] I’ve just returned from a week at the Annual meeting of the Institute for Mathematical Statistics in Gothenburg, Sweden. It’s always instructive to go...
BPol++tag:www.andrewjaffe.net,2010:/blog//1.4682010-08-02T20:34:42Z2011-06-15T07:35:31ZAndrewhttp://www.andrewjaffe.net/blog
I spent part of this week in Paris (apparently at the same time as a large number of other London-based scientists who were here for other things) discussing whether the European CMB community should rally and respond to ESA’s latest...