IAU GA 2015 FM5: The Legacy of Planck, Honolulu, Hawaii

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Date:  2015-08-11  -  2015-08-13

Location:  Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

ESA’s Planck satellite was launched in May 2009 and has surveyed the whole sky in intensity and polarization uninterruptedly between August 2009 and October 2013, over a range of frequencies spanning the radio (30 GHz) to the submillimetre (857 GHz). Planck was designed to image the anisotropies of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) over the whole sky, with unprecedented sensitivity and angular resolution.

In addition to the main cosmological goals of the mission, the Planck sky surveys are being used to study in detail the very sources of emission which “contaminate” the CMB signal, and results in a wealth of information on the properties of extragalactic sources, and on the dust and gas in our own galaxy. The aims of this conference are to:

– publicize the wide variety of current and potential uses of Planck data
– foster exchanges between users of Planck data
– get feedback to optimize the last delivery of Planck data products.