South Pole’s next generation of discovery

Later this year, during what passes for summer in Antarctica, a group of Chicago scientists will arrive at the Amundsen–Scott South Pole research station to install a new and enhanced instrument designed to plumb the earliest history of the cosmos.

It will have taken the combined efforts of scientists, engineers, instrument builders, and computer experts at UChicago, Argonne National LaboratoryFermilab, as well as institutions across the world that participate in the South Pole Telescope collaboration.

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