XIIIth School of Cosmology
November 12 - 18, 2017IESC, Cargèse
The CMB from A to Z
promises and challenges of the CMB as a cosmological probe

 From TOI to maps & E2E simulations

Università di Ferrara and INFN


  1. Introduction to CMB data analysis
  2. The role of simulations


I will deliver a short introduction to CMB data analysis, focusing on the timeline to map processing. I will discuss schemes to minimize the impact of systematic effect and discuss the role of simulations, providing examples in the context of Planck and future all-sky polarization surveys.


  • Articles:
    • Scott Dodelson, Modern Cosmology, AIP [Chapter 11, esp. 11.4]
    • Natoli, P et al, Exploring cosmic origins with CORE: mitigation of systematic effects, arXiv:1707.04224
    • Planck 2015 results. XII. Full focal plane simulations, A&A, 594, 12 (2016)