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CMBPol Workshops   Theory and Foregrounds June 23 - 26, 2008
Fermilab, IL

Workshop Overview: The workshop will be slightly different than other conferences/workshops in the field. There will be relatively few talks and the bulk of the time will be set aside for 6 working groups: Inflation, Lensing, Reionization, Foreground Science, Foreground Removal, and Science Forecasts. Each working group will produce a coherent paper summarizing the case for a CMB polarization satellite mission. These sections will be submitted simultaneously to the arXiv and bound together [with a unifying introduction] into a document that will be passed on to the Decadel Survey. [Workshop Website]

  Mitigating Systematic Errors in Space-based CMB Polarization Measurements July 28 - 30, 2008
Annapolis, MD

Workshop Overview: The workshop will cover systematic effects relevant to measuring primordial B-modes in the CMB and using them to constrain Inflation. We will discuss sources, simulations, instrument designs and observing strategies. A review of the current "state of the art" from suborbital and orbital platforms will feed into our discussion of issues of particular relevance for CMBPol. The output of this workshop will be a written document that will become part of the full CMBPol Mission Concept Study. [Workshop Website]

  Technology Development for a CMB Probe of Inflation August 25 - 28, 2008
Boulder, CO

Workshop Overview: We will discuss the detector, optics, and cooling technology developments that are necessary to implement a CMB polarization satellite in the next decade.

This workshop is one of three workshops that are organized as part of the CMB community's effort to assemble a report that will be presented to the Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey Panel. The effort is led by Stephan Meyer, who is the PI of the NASA grant that provides funding, and is sponsored by the Primordial Polarization Program Definition Team. [Workshop Website]

  The Path to CMBPol: Upcoming Measurements of CMB Polarization July 1 - 3, 2009
Chicago, IL

Workshop Overview: We are holding a workshop on CMB polarization experiment in Chicago on July 1-3. There is currently great scientific excitement surrounding the push to detect gravitational wave induced B-mode polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background. The purpose of this meeting is to review and discuss the fast moving ground based and sub-orbital experimental program, and to get an update on the evolving plans for a next generation satellite mission. [Workshop Website]


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