AAS 199th meeting, Washington, DC, January 2002
Session 34. Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy and Dark Matter
Oral, Monday, January 7, 2002, 2:00-3:30pm, International Ballroom East

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[34.03] Observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy and Polarization with MAXIMA and MAXIPOL

S. Hanany (University of Minnesota/Twin Cities), P. Ade (University of Wales/Cardiff), A. Balbi (University of Rome/Tor Vergata), J. Bock (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology), J. Borrill (Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), A. Boscaleri (IROE-CNR/Florence), P. de Bernardis (University of Rome/La Sapienza), P. G. Ferreira (University of Oxford), V. V. Hristov (California Institute of Technology), A. H. Jaffe (Imperial College/London), A. E. Lange (California Institute of Technology), A. T. Lee (University of California/Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), P. D. Mauskopf (University of Wales/Cardiff), C. B. Netterfield (University of Toronto), E. Pascale (IROE-CNR/Florence), B. Rabii (University of California/Berkeley), P. L. Richards (Univeristy of California/Berkeley), G. F. Smoot (University of California Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), R. Stompor (University of California/Berkeley, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory), C. D. Winant, J. H. P. Wu (University of California/Berkeley)

MAXIMA is a bolometric-based balloon-borne experiment that has measured temperature anisotropy in the cosmic microwave background radiation during flights in 1998 and 1999. MAXIPOL, which is based on the MAXIMA high sensitivity receiver, is designed to measure the polarization anisotropy of the CMB and is scheduled to be launched in May 2002.

We discuss the status of our analysis of the data obtained from the MAXIMA-I and -II flights and describe MAXIPOL and its expected capabilities.

The MAXIMA experiment was supported by NASA through grants NAG5-4454, and NAG5-3941, and by the Center for Particle Astrophysics, a National Science Foundation Science and Technology Center operated by the University of California, Berkeley, under Cooperative Agreement No. AST-9120005. MAXIPOL is supported by NASA through grant NAG5-9349.

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