Observing the Universe with the Cosmic Microwave Background
The Planck satellite mission has provided a multifrequency detailed view of the Universe at millimeter waves, exploring the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and the relevant foregrounds with an unprecedented combination of sensitivity, angular resolution and frequency coverage. Meanwhile, a number of ground based and balloon-borne experiments are exploring the tiniest details of the CMB (anisotropy, polarization, spectral anisotropy, etc.) providing a wealth of new knowledge on our universe. New space mission concepts have also been proposed, involving significant technology improvements, and are actively investigated.
This school will provide an up to date review of the latest results and of their impact on cosmology and on fundamental physics. Experimental, interpretation and theoretical activities will be weighted to provide a well balanced understanding of the current status and of the forthcoming efforts in this field.