WMAP results due soon!

After a couple of years of waiting, the team behind the WMAP (Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe) satellite seem ready to release some new results. WMAP measures fluctuations in the CMB (which I’ve already written about a lot), and in 2003 they released high-resolution, high-sensitivity maps of the CMB over the whole sky. (New results have been expected since February 2004.) Their website says “New Results – March 2006” with a link coming soon.

Update: It’s official: the new results will be posted on the Lambda archive at noon Eastern (5pm here in the UK) Thursday, 16 March.

Watch this space for commentary as soon as more information is available!

One response to “WMAP results due soon!”

  1. ned Wright avatar

    Dear colleagues:
    We are pleased to announce that the next release of WMAP data, along with
    papers describing the results, are expected to be available on LAMBDA this
    coming Thursday, March 16 at 12 noon EST.
    There will be no televised press activity associated with this release, so in
    an effort to reach as wide as possible an audience, please forward this
    announcement to colleagues of yours whom you think may be interested.
    Thank you very much – we look forward to seeing your analyses of the data!
    Gary Hinshaw