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Planck Team win Gruber Cosmology Prize

The Sussex part of the Planck team played a crucial role in the key cosmological parameter results as well as measurements of gravitational lensing. The full Planck team will share the award in the form of funding for Planck-related travel and conferences.

The full citation reads:

The Gruber Foundation is pleased to present the 2018 Cosmology Prize to the Planck Team, and to Jean-Loup Puget and Nazzareno Mandolesi, the leaders of the HFI and LFI instrument consortia, for mapping the temperature and polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation with the ESA Planck spacecraft.

Planck measured, with unprecedented precision, the matter content and geometry of the universe, the imprint on the CMB of hot gas in galaxy clusters and of gravitational lensing by large-scale structure, constrained a hypothetical `inflationary' phase, pinned down when the first stars formed, and provided unique information about interstellar dust and magnetic fields in our Galaxy.



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By: Antony Lewis
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Last updated: Thursday, 10 May 2018