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Planck 2014 – The Microwave Sky in Temperature and Polarization

The Planck Collaboration will present the latest scientific results from ESA’s Planck satellite during a conference to be held from 1 to 5 December 2014 in Ferrara, Italy. Launched in 2009, Planck was designed to map the sky in nine frequencies from microwave to sub-millimetre wavelengths, to study the anisotropies of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation in unprecedented detail. These anisotropies can be detected in the temperature of the CMB as well as in its polarisation.

Among the various topics that will be discussed during the conference, scientists from the Planck Collaboration will present the first results based on Planck’s all-sky observation of the CMB polarisation and of the polarised foreground emission from the Milky Way. In addition, the latest results based on the analysis of the CMB intensity will also be presented, along with the study of astrophysical foregrounds. Results from other experiments will be presented and discussed as well. Scientific papers describing these results will be submitted to journals a few weeks after the conference, along with the public release of the Planck data products on which the results are based. Thus, the conference “Planck 2014 – The microwave sky in temperature and polarization” is the first occasion to preview the latest Planck data products and scientific results, and to discuss their scientific impact.

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