Dr. Jatila van der Veen

Project Scientist I, Interstellar Bio data, research, and recent publications can be found on http://web.physics.ucsb.edu/~jatila.

Homepage: http://web.physics.ucsb.edu/~jatila


Posts by Dr. Jatila van der Veen

Planck and the Higgs Boson

While at CERN in Geneva, particle physicists searched for and found the Higgs Boson, the field that gives mass to all other particles, Planck has been mapping the Cosmic Microwave Backround, the oldest light of the universe. This video, produced by the European Space Agency, shows the connections between the two. Planck scientists featured in this video are Chief Scientist, Dr. Jan Tauber, Dr. Francois Bouchet, and Dr. Benjamin Wandelt.

End of Planck Satellite – Oct. 23, 2013

After successfully mapping the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation for 4.5 years, the Planck Satellite was turned off at approximately noon, UTC, on Wednesday, October 23, 2013. For details, see Last Command Sent to ESA’s Planck Space Telescope .

Chief Scientist for the Planck Mission, Dr. Jan Tauber, gives the final command.

Chief Scientist for the Planck Mission, Dr. Jan Tauber, gives the final command.

Planck Satellite in front of the final CMB map.

Planck Satellite in front of the final CMB map.

We are sad to see the end of this project, but we will be working on the data for at least another year before they are released to the public domain.

See additional links and information:

Refined cosmic recipe

Planck sees distribution of dark matter across space and back in time

Planck’s legacy – the most precise view of our universe

Gravitational lensing of the CMB seen by Planck