Currently under construction in Chile’s Atacama Desert, the Simons Observatory (SO) is a next-generation observatory that will look for signs of cosmic inflation and answer fundamental questions about the origin of the Universe. Scientific topics SO will help address include:
SO is a collaboration between the Simons Foundation, the founding universities and laboratories (University of Pennsylvania, Princeton University, UC San Diego, UC Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) and collaborating institutions across the globe. KIPAC researchers will be actively using the SO data to explore frontier questions about the early Universe through the studies of CMB, galaxy clusters, and dark matter. For more information on SO, please visit the Simons Observatory website.