June 27, 2003 | 12:00 PM | LASR Conference Room | Friday noon seminar Investigating the Chemical Enrichment of the Early Universe:Metallicity and Star Formation in the Damped Lya Systems Jason Prochaska, University of California (Santa Cruz)
September 16, 2003 | 12:00 PM | LASR Conference Room | Special seminar Prospects for CMB Polarization Measurements with QUaD Sarah Church, Stanford University
QUaD is a bolometric Cosmic Microwave Background polarization experiment that will be fielded at the South Pole in late 2004. It is expected to make detailed maps of polarization and to determine the power spectrum of both E and B-mode polarization. I will discuss the design of the experiment and preview its expected contribution to the field.