QUIJOTE CMB experiment
Q-U-I JOint Tenerife Experiment



The QUIJOTE (Q-U-I JOint TEnerife) CMB Experiment is a scientific collaboration between the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (Tenerife, Spain), the Instituto de Física de Cantabria (Santander, Spain), the Departamento de Ingenieria de COMunicaciones (Santander, Spain), the Jodrell Bank Observatory (Manchester, UK), the Cavendish Laboratory (Cambridge, UK), and the IDOM company (Spain). It started operations in November 2012, and it consists in two telescopes and three instruments dedicated to measure the polarization of the microwave sky in the frequency range between 10 GHz and 40GHz, and at angular scales of one degree.

QUIJOTE is located at the Teide Observatory (2,400m above sea level) in Tenerife (Canary Islands), a site with excellent observing conditions for microwave observations (median pwv of 3.5 mm), and with a long tradition (of more than 35 years) in CMB research .

Jodrell Bank
Cavendish Lab.


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