Institute of Astronomy

Planck Papers Workshop

1 September 2014 - 5 September 2014

Following the successful release in March 2013 of our first major data products and results, the Planck Collaboration now faces its next challenge: an even bigger release currently planned to take place in November of 2014. Bigger because it will contain much more data, new types of products such as calibrated timelines and polarisation maps, and the first cosmological results based on polarisation.  Time is really short and the Collaboration must now focus all its resources on achieving this goal.

As part of refocussing on essentials, the Science Team believes that the Collaboration should restrict its scientific activities to key areas already underway, and those closely linked to the new products to be released in 2014. 

The programme outlined is the basis for a meeting organised by the Editorial Board and Science Team which will take place in Cambridge (UK) between 1 and 5 September. One of the goals of this meeting is to consolidate, if necessary update, and freeze this programme so that we can concentrate on achieving it. Leaders of key papers and work areas will be expected to attend this meeting.

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