Planck Consortium Meeting 2007
du 18 au 20 juin 2007
Lieu : Pierre Baudis Congress Centre , Toulouse
Organisme : CESR - Centre d'Etude Spatiale des Rayonnements
Site web : planck2007.cesr.fr/
Description : The 2007 meeting of the Planck consortium will be held in Toulouse. We expect the participation of about 250 scientists and engineers belonging to the Planck collaboration. Planck makes with Herschel one of the major corner stones of the "Horizon 2000" scientific program of the European Space agency (ESA).
Voir également la série d'événement : Conférences en 2007
Thème(s) : Astrophysique
UNT(s) : UNISCIEL
The Planck mission will perform an unprecedented survey of the Big-Bang radiation. The aim is to better understand the origin and the fate of our Universe. An international consortium (Europe and North America), including several scientific laboratories, is building a sophisticated probe which will be launched by an Ariane V rocket in 2008. ESA has the overall responsibility of the project with Alcatel Space Alenia being the prime contractor.
In a scientific field which is rapidly moving, the Toulouse meeting will allow to review the status of the Planck instruments and the expected scientific return one year before launch. Eight working groups will discuss how Planck will reveal the microwave sky from our neighborhood in the solar system to the very distant galaxies and the diffuse radiation they are embedded into. These groups have to define and prepare in advance the scientific analysis tools because the scientists will have to release their data and publish the results within a very short time: one year after the beginning of the mission.
With the 2006 Nobel prize in physics awarded to the two astrophysicians G. Smoot and J. Mather, the Planck mission is more than ever under the limelights.