|Telescope style||Radio telescope|
The Keck Array is a CMB polarization experiment, part of a CMB polarization project including BICEP2. The experiment will consist of several microwave polarimeters located at the South Pole. The purpose of the experiment is to measure the B-modes (curl component) of the polarization of the cosmic microwave background radiation.
Members of the scientific collaboration working on the Keck Array include Caltech, JPL, the University of Minnesota, Harvard University, the University of Chicago, Stanford University, Case Western Reserve, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the University of Toronto, and Cardiff University.
Three polarimeters were deployed to the South Pole in December 2010, with two more following a year later.
- , Caltech press release: "W.M. Keck Foundation Gift to Enable Caltech and JPL Scientists to Research the Universe's Violent Origin"