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B-Pol: Detecting Primordial Gravitational Waves Generated During Inflation

Bernardis, PoB ; Bucher, Mbu ; Piccirillo, Lpic ; Barbosa , D.

Experimental Astronomy Vol. 23, Nº 1, pp. 5 - 16, December, 2009.

ISSN (print): 1572-9508
ISSN (online): 0922-6435

Journal Impact Factor: 2,083 (in 2008)

Digital Object Identifier: 10.1007/s10686-008-9120-y

Abstract
B-Pol is a medium-class space mission aimed at detecting the pri-
mordial gravitational waves generated during inflation through high accuracy
measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) polarization. We
discuss the scientific background, feasibility of the experiment, and implemen-
tation developed in response to the ESA Cosmic Vision 2015-2025 Call for
Proposals.