South Pole Telescope (SPT).
The goal of the CMB Polarization Hub at the KICP is to provide unprecedented accuracy in the measurement of a number of important cosmological parameters. For example, the ratio of Scalar-to-Tensor perturbations, r, should be determined if it is greater than about 0.01. To accomplish this goal, the hub will bring together experimentalists, and the data from their experiments, for a joint analysis. Members of the various experimental teams will visit the KICP to accomplish this program. Each experiment will publish their own results and data but will also provide their resulting maps, and simulated maps convolved with their experiment’s unique profile, to the hub. These maps will be combined and then used to eliminate galactic foregrounds and constrain systematic errors. The final deliverable of the hub will be the combined power spectra and associated cosmological parameters, presented in a form that is useful for the cosmology community.