Q-U-I Joint Tenerife
Ø 250.00 cm
Responsible scientist
José Alberto
Rubiño Martín
Operation year

    The QUIJOTE (Q-U-I JOint TEnerife) CMB Experiment is a scientific collaboration between the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Tenerife, Spain), the Instituto de Física de Cantabria (Santander, Spain), the Departamento de Ingenieria de COMunicaciones (Santander, Spain), the Jodrell Bank Observatory (Manchester, UK), the Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge,UK), and the IDOM company (Spain). It started operations in November 2012, and it consists in two telescopes and three instruments dedicated to measure the polarization of the microwave sky in the frequency range between 11 GHz and 40GHz, and at angular scales of 1°.

    Partial financial support is provided by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO) under the projects AYA2010-21766-C03-01, 02 and 03; and also by the Consolider-Ingenio project CSD2010-00064 (EPI: Exploring the Physics of Inflation). The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement number 687312 (RADIOFOREGROUNDS).

    On June 27th 2015, his Majesty the King of Spain inaugurated the two QUIJOTE telescopes that make up the QUIJOTE Experiment.

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