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October 30, 2017: Summer team begins arriving at the South Pole



August 1, 2017: A compilation of measurements of the power spectrum of the E-mode polarization of the CMB. Red points are the most recent results from SPTpol. These measurements are the most sensitive yet of CMB polarization at sub-degree scales. (From Henning et al. 2017.)


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November, 2017: SPT-3G camera upgrade begins.

Scientists working on the South Pole Telescope (SPT) project have made the long-journey to Antarctica to begin work on the SPT-3G camera. The goal for this summer season is to bring the SPT-3G camera up to full sensitivity following its initial installation in Jan 2017. The upgraded camera will have more than 10x more detectors than its predecessor, SPTpol, and will be used to make an ultra-sensitive map of CMB polarization across 2500 sq. degrees.

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