Welcome to UCSB Experimental Cosmology Group. We are an Experimental Astrophysics Group primarily focused on studies of the early universe.

Currently active projects include:

  • the ESA-NASA Planck Mission
  • COFE (a balloon borne CMB foregrounds experiment)
  • Bmachine prototype (ground based CMB polarization)
  • ARCADE (Balloon borne CMB spectrum)
  • TOSS (the Transient Optical Sky Survey)
  • DE-STAR (directed energy system to deflect asteroids and comets)
  • DEEP (directed energy system for interstellar travel)

Please see the Projects are for some details.

We also have a very active education and outreach program.

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The Planck satellite was  launched at 6:12 AM Pacific Thur May 14, 2009

End of Planck: After 4.5 years of successful mapping of the Cosmic Microwave Background, the Planck Satellite was turned off on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, at approximately noon, UTC.

We are located at: Experimental Cosmology Group,Physics Department,University of California,Santa Barbara 805.893.8418

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