Transition Edge Sensors (TES) Bolometers for the South Pole Telescope

Abigail Crites, University of Chicago

The South Pole Telescope is a 10-meter telescope designed to measure the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) radiation. Abigail Crites will discuss the polarization-sensitive receiver, SPTpol, installed on the South Pole Telescope. In particular, she will discuss the transition edge sensor (TES) bolometer technology used in the camera.

Abigail is a graduate student at the University of Chicago. She worked on TES detectors for the SPT-SZ camera and detector testing, focal plane design, and cryogenics for the SPTpol camera for the South Pole Telescope.