Overview

The CMB power spectra (CMB-S4 Science Book, arXiv: 1610.02743)
This 1-week "hands-on" summer school is designed to provide the participants with working knowledge of the detectors and instrumentation used to detect the tiny temperature and polarization anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). Early graduate students interested in pursuing a PhD in experimental CMB research methods are particularly encouraged to apply. A feature of the school is hands-on activities to teach students the basics of CMB instrumentation. We expect to have room for approximately 15 students.

Topics will include: superconducting detectors, e.g., transition-edge-sensor (TES) bolometers, kinetic-inductance-detectors (KIDs); detector characterization (responsivity, beams, bands, time constants, polarization calibration); coherent techniques for characterizing mm-wave components; SQUIDs and detector readout; antenna design; and Fourier transform spectroscopy.


The School will be held at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) at the University of Chicago in the William Eckhardt Research Center (ERC):
William Eckhart Research Center,
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics,
University of Chicago,
5640 South Ellis Avenue,
Chicago, IL

School Instructors
Amy Bender
Argonne National Laboratory
Bradford Benson
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
John Carlstrom
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
Clarence Chang
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
Thomas Crawford
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
Jason Henning
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
Tyler Natoli
University of Toronto
Stephen Padin
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
Erik Shirokoff
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
Abigail Vieregg
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics

School Location
William Eckhart Research Center (ERC), the University of Chicago
The School will be held at the Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) at the University of Chicago in the William Eckhardt Research Center (ERC):

William Eckhart Research Center,
Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics,
University of Chicago,
5640 South Ellis Avenue,
Chicago, IL

Housing & Travel support
Max Palevsky Residential Commons
Accommodation will be provided, free of charge, at the Max Palevsky Residential Commons of the University of Chicago. Limited assistance for travel expenses is available for exceptional circumstances.

Application
To apply for the Summer School please submit the online Application Form.

A brief letter of recommendation is required and should be submitted by you referee via the Reference Form.

Application deadline: May 17, 2017.

Contact Us
For questions about the Summer School, please contact us at School2017@box.uchicago.edu.