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October 1, 2018: Successful 2018 season nearly finished with SPT-3G camera, 1-month until first austral flights arrive.

 

 

July 22, 2013: B-mode polarization detected with SPTpol. The B-mode polarization induced by gravitational lensing is detected in SPTpol data by first creating a template of lensing B modes then cross-correlating this template with the SPTpol B-mode data. The template is created using the measured SPTpol E-mode polarization and an estimate of the lensing potential from Herschel-SPIRE maps of the cosmic infrared background. The plots shows the result of this cross-correlation in black bars (with results from consistency tests as green and orange bars), along with the prediction for this signal using our current best-fit cosmological model as the dashed line. The grey bars are the result of a null test.



 

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October, 2018: The SPT-3G camera has nearly completed it's 2018 observing season! Winter-overs Joshua Montgomery and Adam Jones have nearly finished a successful 2018 austral-winter observing season at the South Pole! They will continue using SPT-3G to observe the 1500 sq. deg. survey patch for another month, before being relieved by a small austral-summer crew who will perform maintenance and improvements on the telescope and camera.

 
 
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