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DescriptionThe South Pole Telescope (or SPT) is a new telescope deployed at the South Pole that is designed to study the Cosmic Microwave background. Constructed between November 2006 and February 2007, the SPT is the largest telescope ever deployed at the South Pole. This telescope provides astronomers a powerful new tool to explore dark energy, the mysterious phenomena that may be causing the universe to accelerate. SPT members from various institutions are all added into this group. This group utilize the OSG opportunistic cycles.
OrganizationUniversity of Chicago
DepartmentPhysics
Sponsor Campus GridSPT Connect
Principal Investigator
John Carlstrom
Field Of ScienceAstrophysics
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