Probing cosmic inflation with the LiteBIRD cosmic microwave background polarization survey

Allys E, Arnold K, Aumont J, Aurlien R, Azzoni S, Baccigalupi C, Banday AJ, Banerji R, Barreiro RB, Bartolo N, Bautista L, Beck D, Beckman S, Bersanelli M, Boulanger F, Brilenkov M, Bucher M, Calabrese E, Campeti P, Carones A, Casas FJ, Catalano A, Chan V, Cheung K, Chinone Y, Clark SE, Columbro F, D’Alessandro G, de Bernardis P, de Haan T, de la Hoz E, De Petris M, Della Torre S, Diego-Palazuelos P, Dobbs M, Dotani T, Duval JM, Elleflot T, Eriksen HK, Errard J, Essinger-Hileman T, Finelli F, Flauger R, Franceschet C, Fuskeland U, Galloway M, Ganga K, Gerbino M, Gervasi M, Génova-Santos RT, Ghigna T, Giardiello S, Gjerløw E, Grain J, Grupp F, Gruppuso A, Gudmundsson JE, Halverson NW, Hargrave P, Hasebe T, Hasegawa M, Hazumi M, Henrot-Versillé S, Hensley B, Hergt LT, Herman D, Hivon E, Hlozek RA, Hornsby AL, Hoshino Y, Hubmayr J, Ichiki K, Iida T, Imada H, Ishino H, Jaehnig G, Katayama N, Kato A, Keskitalo R, Kisner T, Kobayashi Y, Kogut A, Kohri K, Komatsu E, Komatsu K, Konishi K, Krachmalnicoff N, Kuo CL, Lamagna L, Lattanzi M, Lee AT, Leloup C, Levrier F, Linder E, Luzzi G, Macias-Perez J, Maciaszek T, Maffei B, Maino D, Mandelli S, Martínez-González E, Masi S, Massa M, Matarrese S, Matsuda FT, Matsumura T, Mele L, Migliaccio M, Minami Y, Moggi A, Montgomery J, Montier L, Morgante G, Mot B, Nagano Y, Nagasaki T, Nagata R, Nakano R, Namikawa T, Nati F, Natoli P, Nerval S, Noviello F, Odagiri K, Oguri S, Ohsaki H, Pagano L, Paiella A, Paoletti D, Passerini A, Patanchon G, Piacentini F, Piat M, Pisano G, Polenta G, Poletti D, Prouvé T, Puglisi G, Rambaud D, Raum C, Realini S, Reinecke M, Remazeilles M, Ritacco A, Roudil G, Rubino-Martin JA, Russell M, Sakurai H, Sakurai Y, Sasaki M, Scott D, Sekimoto Y, Shinozaki K, Shiraishi M, Shirron P, Signorelli G, Spinella F, Stever S, Stompor R, Sugiyama S, Sullivan RM, Suzuki A, Svalheim TL, Switzer E, Takaku R, Takakura H, Takase Y, Tartari A, Terao Y, Thermeau J, Thommesen H, Thompson KL, Tomasi M, Tominaga M, Tristram M, Tsuji M, Tsujimoto M, Vacher L, Vielva P, Vittorio N, Wang W, Watanuki K, Wehus IK, Weller J, Westbrook B, Wilms J, Winter B, Wollack EJ, Yumoto J, Zannoni M (2023)


Publication Type: Journal article

Publication year: 2023

Journal

Book Volume: 2023

Article Number: ptac150

Journal Issue: 4

DOI: 10.1093/ptep/ptac150

Abstract

LiteBIRD, the Lite (Light) satellite for the study of B-mode polarization and Inflation from cosmic background Radiation Detection, is a space mission for primordial cosmology and fundamental physics. The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) selected LiteBIRD in May 2019 as a strategic large-class (L-class) mission, with an expected launch in the late 2020s using JAXA’s H3 rocket. LiteBIRD is planned to orbit the Sun–Earth Lagrangian point L2, where it will map the cosmic microwave background polarization over the entire sky for three years, with three telescopes in 15 frequency bands between 34 and 448 GHz, to achieve an unprecedented total sensitivity of 2.2 μK-arcmin, with a typical angular resolution of 0.5 at 100 GHz. The primary scientific objective of LiteBIRD is to search for the signal from cosmic inflation, either making a discovery or ruling out well-motivated inflationary models. The measurements of LiteBIRD will also provide us with insight into the quantum nature of gravity and other new physics beyond the standard models of particle physics and cosmology. We provide an overview of the LiteBIRD project, including scientific objectives, mission and system requirements, operation concept, spacecraft and payload module design, expected scientific outcomes, potential design extensions, and synergies with other projects.

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University of Oslo NO Norway (NO) University of Oxford GB United Kingdom (GB) Scuola Internazionale Superiore di Studi Avanzati (SISSA) IT Italy (IT) Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie (IRAP) FR France (FR) Instituto de Física de Cantabria (IFCA) ES Spain (ES) University of Padua / Universita degli Studi di Padova IT Italy (IT) Stanford University US United States (USA) (US) University of California, Berkeley US United States (USA) (US) École Normale Supérieure - PSL (ENS) FR France (FR) University of California, San Diego US United States (USA) (US) University of Grenoble Alpes (UGA) / Université de Grenoble FR France (FR) National Institute for Astrophysics / Istituto Nazionale Astrofisica (INAF) IT Italy (IT) Cardiff University GB United Kingdom (GB) Princeton University US United States (USA) (US) Università degli studi di Milano IT Italy (IT) National Institute for Nuclear Physics / Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare (INFN) IT Italy (IT) Japan Aerospace eXploration Agency (JAXA) JP Japan (JP) University of Tokyo JP Japan (JP) Università degli Studi di Roma 'Tor Vergata' IT Italy (IT) Okayama University / 岡山大学 JP Japan (JP) The High Energy Accelerator Research Organization (KEK) JP Japan (JP) McGill University CA Canada (CA) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) US United States (USA) (US) Université Paris-Sud FR France (FR) National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) US United States (USA) (US) Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) ES Spain (ES) The Oskar Klein Centre SE Sweden (SE) University of Colorado at Boulder US United States (USA) (US) Université Paris-Saclay FR France (FR) University of British Columbia CA Canada (CA) Institut d'astrophysique de Paris FR France (FR) University of Toronto CA Canada (CA) Italian Space Agency / Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) IT Italy (IT) National Centre for Space Studies / Centre national d'études spatiales (CNES) FR France (FR) Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) DE Germany (DE) Max-Planck-Institut für Astrophysik / Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics DE Germany (DE) Università degli Studi di Ferrara IT Italy (IT) Saitama University / 埼玉大学 JP Japan (JP) National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) US United States (USA) (US) Nagoya University / 名古屋大学 JP Japan (JP) National Astronomical Observatory of Japan / 国立天文台(NAOJ) JP Japan (JP) Osaka University JP Japan (JP) Suwa University of Science / 公立諏訪東京理科大学 JP Japan (JP) University College London (UCL) GB United Kingdom (GB)

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APA:

Allys, E., Arnold, K., Aumont, J., Aurlien, R., Azzoni, S., Baccigalupi, C.,... Zannoni, M. (2023). Probing cosmic inflation with the LiteBIRD cosmic microwave background polarization survey. Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics, 2023(4). https://doi.org/10.1093/ptep/ptac150

MLA:

Allys, E., et al. "Probing cosmic inflation with the LiteBIRD cosmic microwave background polarization survey." Progress of Theoretical and Experimental Physics 2023.4 (2023).

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