UCSD-2019: Committees: Education & Public Outreach

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  1. Identify key decisions that must be made (and justified) prior to CD-1,
  2. Make progress on (or actually make) those decisions,
  3. Lay out a timeline and process for making each decision, consistent with the post-decision work and internal reviews that will be needed to complete preparations for CD-1,
  4. Ensure that those timelines and processes are understood and supported by the collaboration, and that we (together) believe we can follow them.

Key Issues

  • What is the overarching design of the EPO program?
  • What is the recording / reporting structure?
  • What EPO plan in Chile would we like to propose and how do we coordinate with local resources?


Remote Attendance

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Karkare: CMB Measurement Lab

  • Ay191 class for undergrads at Harvard. Experimental lab course for junior or senior physics / astronomy majors. Build experiment from scratch over the course of a semester.
  • Recreate Penzias and Wilson CMB discovery by building and operating a CMB telescope.
  • Have been able to export this experiment to Wesleyan (professor Meredith Hughes), but it took a lot of effort -- shows that more documentation is needed. Project has run at Harvard several times.
  • Cheap TV receiver as detector, but need a cold (LN2) load. Horn and cone forebaffle are both critical for performance -- need machinist help for construction.
  • Planning to write up project in American Journal of Physics.
  • Are there lower friction versions of this project? If apparatus was already designed / built, students could take the measurement. Experience of building components is still really valuable.