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Ultimate modelling of Radio foregrounds: a key ingredient for cosmology

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 Coordinator Country Spain [ES]
 Project website
 Total cost 2˙175˙062 €
 EC max contribution 1˙534˙437 € (71%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.2.1.6. (INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies – Space)
 Code Call H2020-COMPET-2015
 Funding Scheme RIA
 Starting year 2016
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2016-01-01   to  2018-12-31


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2    UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA ES (SANTANDER) participant 250˙000.00


 Project objective

Understanding the Physics of Inflation is one of the key questions in present-day fundamental cosmology. For this purpose, the study of the polarization of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) anisotropies provide a unique probe to the early Universe. However, it is well-known that foreground signals, and in particular emission from our Galaxy, will be the major limiting factor of the possible constraints on the existence of B-modes.

This proposal will make use of ESA’s PLANCK satellite mission (30-857 GHz), in combination with the ground-based observations provided by the QUIJOTE experiment (10-20 GHz) and other ancillary radio maps, to address the still open problem of the detailed physical modelling of the radio foregrounds in polarization. This project will provide: a) state-of-the-art legacy maps of the synchrotron and the anomalous microwave emission (AME) in the Northern sky; b) a detailed characterization of the synchrotron spectral index, and the implications for cosmic-rays electron physics; c) a model of the large-scale properties of the Galactic magnetic field; d) a detailed characterization of the AME, including its contribution in polarization; and e) the best complete and statistically significant multi-frequency catalogue (from 10 to 217 GHz) of radio sources in both temperature and polarization. The combination of PLANCK and QUIJOTE will provide reference data products which will be an asset for other sub-orbital experiments, as well as in the preparation of future space missions. Finally, we will also provide specific software tools for a more efficient exploitation of our data products, with functionalities far beyond of the existing ones. These tools will not only allow an advanced visualization, but also they will allow the possibility of carrying out specific predictions/simulations for the design of future B-mode experiments, which we expect it will be widely used by the Cosmology and Astrophysics community.


List of deliverables.
Dissemination plan Documents, reports 2019-09-06 09:45:02
Improved 3D parametric magnetic field and matter distribution models, and associated software Other 2019-09-06 09:45:02
Data Management Plan (DMP) Documents, reports 2019-09-06 09:45:02
RHPC Infrastructure (RADIOFOREGROUND High Performance Computing) Documents, reports 2019-09-06 09:45:02
Data model methodology and RADIOFOREGROUNDS Databases Documents, reports 2019-09-06 09:45:02
Software packages for the single and multi-frequency detection/estimation of polarized radio sources Other 2019-09-06 09:45:02
Project website Websites, patent fillings, videos etc. 2019-09-06 09:45:02
Visualization software for 3D galactic magnetic field and matter distribution models Other 2019-09-06 09:45:02
Component separated maps for radio foregrounds: AME and synchrotron (intensity and polarization) and freefree in intensity Other 2019-09-06 09:45:00
Production of multifrequency catalogues of polarized radio sources Other 2019-09-06 09:45:01
Constrainst on inflationary and reionization parameters from an optimal likelihood Open Research Data Pilot 2019-09-06 09:45:01
Code to generate AME maps based on best-fit parameters for any frequency, sky position or resolution Other 2019-09-06 09:45:00
Updated multifrequency evolutionary models of radio sources in total intensity and in polarization Documents, reports 2019-09-06 09:45:00
Additional ancillary data from follow-up observations Other 2019-09-06 09:45:01
Northern-sky maps and model of the AME (intensity and polarization) Other 2019-09-06 09:45:00
Forecasted Galactic and extragalactic residual foregrounds Documents, reports 2019-09-06 09:45:01
Filtered QUIJOTE and Planck maps to common scales Other 2019-09-06 09:45:01
Error budget in those maps Other 2019-09-06 09:45:01
Algorithm to filter maps to same scales Other 2019-09-06 09:45:01
Northern-sky maps and model of the synchrotron emission (intensity and polarization) Other 2019-09-06 09:45:00
Online documents and publications Documents, reports 2019-09-06 09:45:01
RADIOFOREGROUNDS Tools Other 2019-09-06 09:45:01
Combined 3D Galactic magnetic field model Other 2019-09-06 09:45:00
SED for a set of compact sources dominated by AME Other 2019-09-06 09:45:00
Realistic simulated observations of Planck, QUIJOTE and other data sets Other 2019-09-06 09:45:00
Updated tools for simulating the spatial distribution of polarized sources Other 2019-09-06 09:45:00
Forecasted cross-correlation between the radiosources catalogue and future surveys Documents, reports 2019-09-06 09:45:01
Production of single frequency catalogues of polarized radio sources Other 2019-09-06 09:45:01
Study of the relationships of radio source magnetic fields with cosmic time and with source properties Documents, reports 2019-09-06 09:45:01

Take a look to the deliverables list in detail:  detailed list of RADIOFOREGROUNDS deliverables.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2018 Clive Dickinson, Y. Ali-Haïmoud, A. Barr, E.S. Battistelli, A. Bell, L. Bernstein, S. Casassus, K. Cleary, B.T. Draine, R. Génova-Santos, S.E. Harper, B. Hensley, J. Hill-Valler, Thiem Hoang, F.P. Israel, L. Jew, A. Lazarian, J.P. Leahy, J. Leech, C.H. López-Caraballo, I. McDonald, E.J. Murphy, T. Onaka, R. Paladini, M.W. Peel, Y. Perrott, F. Poidevin, A.C.S. Readhead, J.-A. Rubiño-Martín, A.C. Taylor, C.T. Tibbs, M. Todorović, Matias Vidal
The State-of-Play of Anomalous Microwave Emission (AME) research
published pages: 1-28, ISSN: 1387-6473, DOI: 10.1016/j.newar.2018.02.001
New Astronomy Reviews 80 2019-09-06
2017 G. Puglisi, G. Fabbian, C. Baccigalupi
A 3D model for carbon monoxide molecular line emission as a potential cosmic microwave background polarization contaminant
published pages: 2982-2996, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx1029
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 469/3 2019-09-06
2018 M. Remazeilles, A.J. Banday, C. Baccigalupi, S. Basak, A. Bonaldi, G. De Zotti, J. Delabrouille, C. Dickinson, H. K. Eriksen, J. Errard, R. Fernandez-Cobos, U. Fuskeland, C. Hervías-Caimapo, M. López-Caniego, E. Martinez-González, M. Roman, P. Vielva, I. Wehus, A. Achucarro, P. Ade, R. Allison, M. Ashdown, M. Ballardini, R. Banerji, J. Bartlett, N. Bartolo, D. Baumann, M. Bersanelli, M. Bonato, J. Borrill, F. Bouchet, F. Boulanger, T. Brinckmann, M. Bucher, C. Burigana, A. Buzzelli, Z.-Y. Cai, M. Calvo, C.-S. Carvalho, G. Castellano, A. Challinor, J. Chluba, S. Clesse, I. Colantoni, A. Coppolecchia, M. Crook, G. D\'Alessandro, P. de Bernardis, G. de Gasperis, J.-M. Diego, E. Di Valentino, S. Feeney, S. Ferraro, F. Finelli, F. Forastieri, S. Galli, R. Genova-Santos, M. Gerbino, J. González-Nuevo, S. Grandis, J. Greenslade, S. Hagstotz, S. Hanany, W. Handley, C. Hernandez-Monteagudo, M. Hills, E. Hivon, K. Kiiveri, T. Kisner, T. Kitching, M. Kunz, H. Kurki-Suonio, L. Lamagna, A. Lasenby, M. Lattanzi, J. Lesgourgues, A. Lewis, M. Liguori, V. Lindholm, G. Luzzi, B. Maffei, C.J.A.P. Martins, S. Masi, S. Matarrese, D. McCarthy, J.-B. Melin, A. Melchiorri, D. Molinari, A. Monfardini, P. Natoli, M. Negrello, A. Notari, A. Paiella, D. Paoletti, G. Patanchon, M. Piat, G. Pisano, L. Polastri, G. Polenta, A. Pollo, V. Poulin, M. Quartin, J.-A. Rubino-Martin, L. Salvati, A. Tartari, M. Tomasi, D. Tramonte, N. Trappe, T. Trombetti, C. Tucker, J. Valiviita, R. Van de Weijgaert, B. van Tent, V. Vennin, N. Vittorio, K. Young, M. Zannoni
Exploring cosmic origins with CORE: B -mode component separation
published pages: 023-023, ISSN: 1475-7516, DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2018/04/023
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2018/04 2019-09-06
2019 M Bonato, E Liuzzo, D Herranz, J González-Nuevo, L Bonavera, M Tucci, M Massardi, G De Zotti, M Negrello, M A Zwaan
ALMA photometry of extragalactic radio sources
published pages: 1188-1195, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz465
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 485/1 2019-09-06
2018 F Poidevin, J A Rubiño-Martín, C Dickinson, R Génova-Santos, S Harper, R Rebolo, B Casaponsa, A Peláez-Santos, R Vignaga, F Guidi, B Ruiz-Granados, D Tramonte F Vansyngel, M Ashdown, D Herranz, R Hoyland, A Lasenby, E Martínez-González, L Piccirillo, R A Watson
QUIJOTE Scientific results. III. Microwave spectrum of intensity and polarization in the Taurus molecular cloud Complex and L1527
published pages: , ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty3462
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2019-09-06
2018 G. Puglisi, V. Galluzzi, L. Bonavera, J. Gonzalez-Nuevo, A. Lapi, M. Massardi, F. Perrotta, C. Baccigalupi, A. Celotti, L. Danese
Forecasting the Contribution of Polarized Extragalactic Radio Sources in CMB Observations
published pages: 85, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aab3c7
The Astrophysical Journal 858/2 2019-09-06
2018 Y. Akrami, F. Argüeso, M. Ashdown, J. Aumont, C. Baccigalupi, M. Ballardini, A. J. Banday, R. B. Barreiro, N. Bartolo, S. Basak, K. Benabed, J.-P. Bernard, M. Bersanelli, P. Bielewicz, L. Bonavera, J. R. Bond, J. Borrill, F. R. Bouchet, C. Burigana, R. C. Butler, E. Calabrese, J. Carron, H. C. Chiang, C. Combet, B. P. Crill, F. Cuttaia, P. de Bernardis, A. de Rosa, G. de Zotti, J. Delabrouille, J.-M. Delouis, E. Di Valentino, C. Dickinson, J. M. Diego, A. Ducout, X. Dupac, G. Efstathiou, F. Elsner, T. A. Enßlin, H. K. Eriksen, Y. Fantaye, F. Finelli, M. Frailis, A. A. Fraisse, E. Franceschi, A. Frolov, S. Galeotta, S. Galli, K. Ganga, R. T. Génova-Santos, M. Gerbino, T. Ghosh, J. González-Nuevo, K. M. Górski, S. Gratton, A. Gruppuso, J. E. Gudmundsson, W. Handley, F. K. Hansen, D. Herranz, E. Hivon, Z. Huang, A. H. Jaffe, W. C. Jones, E. Keihänen, R. Keskitalo, K. Kiiveri, J. Kim, T. S. Kisner, N. Krachmalnicoff, M. Kunz, H. Kurki-Suonio, A. Lähteenmäki, J.-M. Lamarre, A. Lasenby, M. Lattanzi, C. R. Lawrence, F. Levrier, M. Liguori, P. B. Lilje, V. Lindholm, M. López-Caniego, Y.-Z. Ma, J. F. Macías-Pérez, G. Maggio, D. Maino, N. Mandolesi, A. Mangilli, M. Maris, P. G. Martin, E. Martínez-González, S. Matarrese, J. D. McEwen, P. R. Meinhold, A. Melchiorri, A. Mennella, M. Migliaccio, M.-A. Miville-Deschênes, D. Molinari, A. Moneti, L. Montier, G. Morgante, P. Natoli, C. A. Oxborrow, L. Pagano, D. Paoletti, B. Partridge, G. Patanchon, T. J. Pearson, V. Pettorino, F. Piacentini, G. Polenta, J.-L. Puget, J. P. Rachen, B. Racine, M. Reinecke, M. Remazeilles, A. Renzi, G. Rocha, G. Roudier, J. A. Rubiño-Martín, L. Salvati, M. Sandri, M. Savelainen, D. Scott, A.-S. Suur-Uski, J. A. Tauber, D. Tavagnacco, L. Toffolatti, M. Tomasi, T. Trombetti, M. Tucci, J. Valiviita, B. Van Tent, P. Vielva, F. Villa, N. Vittorio, I. K. Wehus, A. Zacchei, A. Zonca
Planck intermediate results
published pages: A94, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201832888
Astronomy & Astrophysics 619 2019-09-06
2017 C. Mancuso, A. Lapi, I. Prandoni, I. Obi, J. Gonzalez-Nuevo, F. Perrotta, A. Bressan, A. Celotti, L. Danese
Galaxy Evolution in the Radio Band: The Role of Star-forming Galaxies and Active Galactic Nuclei
published pages: 95, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aa745d
The Astrophysical Journal 842/2 2019-09-06
2019 A. Manjón-García, D. Herranz, J. M. Diego, L. Bonavera, J. González-Nuevo
Multifrequency filter search for high redshift sources and lensing systems in Herschel -ATLAS
published pages: A106, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201834549
Astronomy & Astrophysics 622 2019-09-06
2018 N. Krachmalnicoff, E. Carretti, C. Baccigalupi, G. Bernardi, S. Brown, B. M. Gaensler, M. Haverkorn, M. Kesteven, F. Perrotta, S. Poppi, L. Staveley-Smith
S–PASS view of polarized Galactic synchrotron at 2.3 GHz as a contaminant to CMB observations
published pages: A166, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201832768
Astronomy & Astrophysics 618 2019-09-06
2018 P. Natoli, M. Ashdown, R. Banerji, J. Borrill, A. Buzzelli, G. de Gasperis, J. Delabrouille, E. Hivon, D. Molinari, G. Patanchon, L. Polastri, M. Tomasi, F.R. Bouchet, S. Henrot-Versillé, D.T. Hoang, R. Keskitalo, K. Kiiveri, T. Kisner, V. Lindholm, D. McCarthy, F. Piacentini, O. Perdereau, G. Polenta, M. Tristram, A. Achucarro, P. Ade, R. Allison, C. Baccigalupi, M. Ballardini, A.J. Banday, J. Bartlett, N. Bartolo, S. Basak, D. Baumann, M. Bersanelli, A. Bonaldi, M. Bonato, F. Boulanger, T. Brinckmann, M. Bucher, C. Burigana, Z.-Y. Cai, M. Calvo, C.-S. Carvalho, M.G. Castellano, A. Challinor, J. Chluba, S. Clesse, I. Colantoni, A. Coppolecchia, M. Crook, G. D\'Alessandro, P. de Bernardis, G. De Zotti, E. Di Valentino, J.-M. Diego, J. Errard, S. Feeney, R. Fernandez-Cobos, F. Finelli, F. Forastieri, S. Galli, R. Genova-Santos, M. Gerbino, J. González-Nuevo, S. Grandis, J. Greenslade, A. Gruppuso, S. Hagstotz, S. Hanany, W. Handley, C. Hernandez-Monteagudo, C. Hervías-Caimapo, M. Hills, E. Keihänen, T. Kitching, M. Kunz, H. Kurki-Suonio, L. Lamagna, A. Lasenby, M. Lattanzi, J. Lesgourgues, A. Lewis, M. Liguori, M. López-Caniego, G. Luzzi, B. Maffei, N. Mandolesi, E. Martinez-González, C.J.A.P. Martins, S. Masi, S. Matarrese, A. Melchiorri, J.-B. Melin, M. Migliaccio, A. Monfardini, M. Negrello, A. Notari, L. Pagano, A. Paiella, D. Paoletti, M. Piat, G. Pisano, A. Pollo, V. Poulin, M. Quartin, M. Remazeilles, M. Roman, G. Rossi, J.-A. Rubino-Martin, L. Salvati, G. Signorelli, A. Tartari, D. Tramonte, N. Trappe, T. Trombetti, C. Tucker, J. Valiviita, R. Van de Weijgaert, B. van Tent, V. Vennin, P. Vielva, N. Vittorio, C. Wallis, K. Young, M. Zannoni
Exploring cosmic origins with CORE: Mitigation of systematic effects
published pages: 022-022, ISSN: 1475-7516, DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2018/04/022
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2018/04 2019-09-06
2019 V. Pelgrims
Cosmological-scale coherent orientations of quasar optical polarization vectors in the Planck era
published pages: A145, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201731294
Astronomy & Astrophysics 622 2019-09-06
2017 P. A. R. Ade, M. Aguilar, Y. Akiba, K. Arnold, C. Baccigalupi, D. Barron, D. Beck, F. Bianchini, D. Boettger, J. Borrill, S. Chapman, Y. Chinone, K. Crowley, A. Cukierman, R. Dünner, M. Dobbs, A. Ducout, T. Elleflot, J. Errard, G. Fabbian, S. M. Feeney, C. Feng, T. Fujino, N. Galitzki, A. Gilbert, N. Goeckner-Wald, J. C. Groh, G. Hall, N. Halverson, T. Hamada, M. Hasegawa, M. Hazumi, C. A. Hill, L. Howe, Y. Inoue, G. Jaehnig, A. H. Jaffe, O. Jeong, D. Kaneko, N. Katayama, B. Keating, R. Keskitalo, T. Kisner, N. Krachmalnicoff, A. Kusaka, M. Le Jeune, A. T. Lee, E. M. Leitch, D. Leon, E. Linder, L. Lowry, F. Matsuda, T. Matsumura, Y. Minami, J. Montgomery, M. Navaroli, H. Nishino, H. Paar, J. Peloton, A. T. P. Pham, D. Poletti, G. Puglisi, C. L. Reichardt, P. L. Richards, C. Ross, Y. Segawa, B. D. Sherwin, M. Silva-Feaver, P. Siritanasak, N. Stebor, R. Stompor, A. Suzuki, O. Tajima, S. Takakura, S. Takatori, D. Tanabe, G. P. Teply, T. Tomaru, C. Tucker, N. Whitehorn, A. Zahn
A Measurement of the Cosmic Microwave Background B -mode Polarization Power Spectrum at Subdegree Scales from Two Years of polarbear Data
published pages: 121, ISSN: 1538-4357, DOI: 10.3847/1538-4357/aa8e9f
The Astrophysical Journal 848/2 2019-09-06
2018 François Boulanger, Torsten Enßlin, Andrew Fletcher, Philipp Girichides, Stefan Hackstein, Marijke Haverkorn, Jörg R. Hörandel, Tess Jaffe, Jens Jasche, Michael Kachelrieß, Kumiko Kotera, Christoph Pfrommer, Jörg P. Rachen, Luiz F.S. Rodrigues, Beatriz Ruiz-Granados, Amit Seta, Anvar Shukurov, Günter Sigl, Theo Steininger, Valentina Vacca, Ellert van der Velden, Arjen van Vliet, Jiaxin Wang
IMAGINE: a comprehensive view of the interstellar medium, Galactic magnetic fields and cosmic rays
published pages: 049-049, ISSN: 1475-7516, DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2018/08/049
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2018/08 2019-09-06
2017 Satoru Takakura, Mario Aguilar, Yoshiki Akiba, Kam Arnold, Carlo Baccigalupi, Darcy Barron, Shawn Beckman, David Boettger, Julian Borrill, Scott Chapman, Yuji Chinone, Ari Cukierman, Anne Ducout, Tucker Elleflot, Josquin Errard, Giulio Fabbian, Takuro Fujino, Nicholas Galitzki, Neil Goeckner-Wald, Nils W. Halverson, Masaya Hasegawa, Kaori Hattori, Masashi Hazumi, Charles Hill, Logan Howe, Yuki Inoue, Andrew H. Jaffe, Oliver Jeong, Daisuke Kaneko, Nobuhiko Katayama, Brian Keating, Reijo Keskitalo, Theodore Kisner, Nicoletta Krachmalnicoff, Akito Kusaka, Adrian T. Lee, David Leon, Lindsay Lowry, Frederick Matsuda, Tomotake Matsumura, Martin Navaroli, Haruki Nishino, Hans Paar, Julien Peloton, Davide Poletti, Giuseppe Puglisi, Christian L. Reichardt, Colin Ross, Praween Siritanasak, Aritoki Suzuki, Osamu Tajima, Sayuri Takatori, Grant Teply
Performance of a continuously rotating half-wave plate on the POLARBEAR telescope
published pages: 008-008, ISSN: 1475-7516, DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2017/05/008
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2017/05 2019-09-06
2016 R. Génova-Santos, J. A. Rubiño-Martín, A. Peláez-Santos, F. Poidevin, R. Rebolo, R. Vignaga, E. Artal, S. Harper, R. Hoyland, A. Lasenby, E. Martínez-González, L. Piccirillo, D. Tramonte, R. A. Watson
QUIJOTE scientific results – II. Polarisation measurements of the microwave emission in the Galactic molecular complexes W43 and W47 and supernova remnant W44
published pages: 4107-4132, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stw2503
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 464/4 2019-09-06
2017 D. Poletti, G. Fabbian, M. Le Jeune, J. Peloton
Making maps of cosmic microwave background polarization for B-mode studies: The POLARBEAR example
published pages: , ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201629467
Astronomy & Astrophysics 2019-09-06
2017 Bilbao-Ahedo, J. D.; Barreiro, R. B.; Herranz, D.; Vielva, P.; Martínez-González, E.
On the regularity of the covariance matrix of a discretized scalar field on the sphere
published pages: 22, ISSN: 1475-7516, DOI: 10.1088/1475-7516/2017/02/022
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics 2 2019-09-06

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