Suzanne Staggs

Professor, Princeton University
 
Contact Information
Email: staggspupgg.princeton.edu
WWW: Web Site
 
Research
The Q/U Imaging Experiment (QUIET) at the Chajnantor Observatory in the Atacama desert in Chile.
Suzanne Staggs is an experimentalist who makes measurements of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation left over from the universal primeval plasma. (As the universe expanded and cooled, the photons eventually decoupled from the baryonic matter when their typical energies were insufficient to ionize hydrogen; at that point the universe became largely neutral and the photons passed through it without scattering.) The current experiments are of two types: measurements of the polarization of the CMB and of the CMB's very fine-scale features.
Major efforts:
* Atacama Cosmology Telescope project. The first stages of the project are aimed at making large maps of the fine-scale features in the CMB.
* QUIET project aimed at measuring the polarization of the CMB at small and large angular scales.
* Development of an as-yet-unnamed polarization experiment aimed at measuring-large-scale polarization using the power of large numbers of transition edge sensors (TES) detectors (as used for ACT) in novel configurations.

Past Scientific Projects: Q/U Imaging ExperimenT (QUIET) | CAPMAP
 
KICP Publications
2017 | 2015 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2005 | 2003


Latest Journal Publications
  1. "CMB-S4 Technology Book, First Edition", arXiv:1706.02464 (Jun 2017)
  2. "Neutrino physics from the cosmic microwave background and large scale structure", Astroparticle Physics, Volume 63, p. 66-80 (Mar 2015)
  3. "Inflation physics from the cosmic microwave background and large scale structure", Astroparticle Physics, Volume 63, p. 55-65 (Mar 2015)
  4. "Second Season QUIET Observations: Measurements of the Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization Power Spectrum at 95 GHz", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 760, Issue 2, article id. 145, 10 pp. (2012) (Dec 2012)
  5. "An All Silicon Feedhorn-Coupled Focal Plane for Cosmic Microwave Background Polarimetry", Journal of Low Temperature Physics, Volume 167, Issue 5-6, pp. 904-910 (Jun 2012)
  6. "First Season QUIET Observations: Measurements of Cosmic Microwave Background Polarization Power Spectra at 43 GHz in the Multipole Range 25 <= ℓ <= 475", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 741, Issue 2, article id. 111, 18 pp. (2011) (Nov 2011)
  7. "The Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT): Beam Profiles and First SZ Cluster Maps", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement, Volume 191, Issue 2, pp. 423-438 (2010) (Dec 2010)
  8. "The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: Physical Properties and Purity of a Galaxy Cluster Sample Selected via the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 723, Issue 2, pp. 1523-1541 (2010) (Nov 2010)
  9. "The Origin of the Universe as Revealed Through the Polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background", Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Science White Papers, no. 67 (n/a 2009)
  10. "Superconducting Detector Arrays for Far-Infrared to mm-Wave Astrophysics", Astro2010: The Astronomy and Astrophysics Decadal Survey, Technology Development Papers, no. 45 (n/a 2009)
  11. "New Measurements of Fine-Scale CMB Polarization Power Spectra from CAPMAP at Both 40 and 90 GHz", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 684, Issue 2, pp. 771-789 (Sep 2008)
  12. "The Cosmic Microwave Background for Pedestrians: A Review for Particle and Nuclear Physicists", Annual Review of Nuclear and Particle Systems, vol. 57, Issue 1, p.245-283 (Nov 2007)
  13. "Cosmic Microwave Background Polarimetry Using Correlation Receivers with the PIQUE and CAPMAP Experiments", The Astrophysical Journal Supplement Series, Volume 159, Issue 1, pp. 1-26 (Jul 2005)
  14. "First Measurements of the Polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation at Small Angular Scales from CAPMAP", The Astrophysical Journal, Volume 619, Issue 2, pp. L127-L130 (Feb 2005)
  15. "First attempt at measuring the CMB cross-polarization", Physical Review D, vol. 67, Issue 2, id. 023003 (Jan 2003)

Latest Conference Proceedings
  1. "MuSE: a novel experiment for CMB polarization measurement using highly multimoded bolometers", Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy VI. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 8452, article id. 84521L, 10 pp. (2012) (Sep 2012)
  2. "Optical efficiency of feedhorn-coupled TES polarimeters for next-generation CMB instruments", Millimeter, Submillimeter, and Far-Infrared Detectors and Instrumentation for Astronomy V. Edited by Holland, Wayne S.; Zmuidzinas, Jonas. Proceedings of the SPIE, Volume 7741, pp. 774122-774122-10 (2010) (Jul 2010)
  3. "Feedhorn-Coupled TES Polarimeters for Next-Generation CMB Instruments", THE THIRTEENTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON LOW TEMPERATURE DETECTORS-LTD13. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1185, pp. 515-518 (2009) (Dec 2009)
  4. "Measurements of Bolometer Uniformity for Feedhorn Coupled TES Polarimeters", THE THIRTEENTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON LOW TEMPERATURE DETECTORS-LTD13. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1185, pp. 498-501 (2009) (Dec 2009)
  5. "Planar Orthomode Transducers for Feedhorn-coupled TES Polarimeters", THE THIRTEENTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON LOW TEMPERATURE DETECTORS-LTD13. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1185, pp. 490-493 (2009) (Dec 2009)
  6. "Optical properties of Feedhorn-coupled TES polarimeters for CMB polarimetry", THE THIRTEENTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON LOW TEMPERATURE DETECTORS-LTD13. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1185, pp. 479-482 (2009) (Dec 2009)
  7. "Characterizing and Modeling the Noise and Complex Impedance of Feedhorn-Coupled TES Polarimeters", THE THIRTEENTH INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP ON LOW TEMPERATURE DETECTORS-LTD13. AIP Conference Proceedings, Volume 1185, pp. 211-214 (2009) (Dec 2009)