The Millimeter and Sub-millimeter Sky in the Planck Mission Era
Start date: 10 Jan 2011
Address: Cité des Sciences et de l'Industrie, 30 avenue Corentin-Cariou, 75019 Paris,, France
The Planck satellite has been operating with outstanding success since its launch on May 14th 2009.
Reaching the ambitious goals of Planck in Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) science will depend on the ability to remove all foregrounds (galactic and extragalactic) in intensity and polarization.
This conference will be aiming mostly at the physics and observations of the foregrounds and in particular of the lesser known polarized ones. The Planck flight performances will be presented and the implication of the cosmological goals for the CMB primary anisotropies in terms of the needed accuracy of the foreground removal will be reviewed.