Detectors for the CMB


Dr. John Kovac, Assistant Professor of Astronomy and Physics at Harvard University, presented a two-part talk. First, he gave a gripping account of detector development, installation, and use at the South Pole Telescope; then he described his course in which undergraduates build a microwave horn, assemble the necessary electronics, and detect the cosmic microwave background.

To see his slides, click on the following link.  (Use the back button to return to this web page.)