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The BINGO telescope: a new 21 cm window for exploring the dark universe and other astrophysical phenomena

Grant number: 17/21570-0
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Post-Doctorate
Effective date (Start): January 01, 2018
Effective date (End): June 30, 2021
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy
Principal Investigator:Elcio Abdalla
Grantee:Karin Silvia Franzoni Fornazier Guimarães
Home Institution: Instituto de Física (IF). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:14/07885-0 - The BINGO telescope: a new 21 cm window for exploring the dark universe and other astrophysics, AP.TEM
Associated scholarship(s):18/26238-7 - Non-gaussianity module for BINGO telescope pipeline, BE.EP.PD

Abstract

BINGO is a unique radio telescope designed to make the first detection of Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO) at radio frequencies by measuring the distribution of neutral hydrogen gas at cosmological distances. Along with the cosmic microwave background, the scale of BAO is one the most powerful probes of cosmological parameters, including dark energy. The main BINGO partners are Brazil, United Kingdom, Switzerland and Uruguay. Assembly will take place in Brazil with most of the components supplied by Brazilian industry. An important motivation for the project is the training of Brazilian engineers, technicians and postdocs in the skills required so that in the future they can get involved in state-of-the-art radio astronomy systems, specially the Square Kilometer Array. This proposal is linked to ``Projeto Temático 2014/07885-0" and contemplates an important contribution to the BINGO system calibration and data analysis pipeline. The work will be conducted at INPE, and will require involvement with the hardware, horns and electronics working groups. It is expected the proponent to be the (or one of the) bridge person between the pipeline software and calibration working groups. This working plan will focus on the construction of the pipeline and the receiver noise characterization and modeling at INPE, during 2018 and early 2019, and data analysis and software adequacy for the science program from early 2019 to early 2021. (AU)

Scientific publications
(References retrieved automatically from Web of Science and SciELO through information on FAPESP grants and their corresponding numbers as mentioned in the publications by the authors)
PEEL, M. W.; WUENSCHE, C. A.; ABDALLA, E.; ANTON, S.; BAROSI, L.; BROWNE, I. W. A.; CALDAS, M.; DICKINSON, C.; FORNAZIER, K. S. F.; MONSTEIN, C.; STRAUSS, C.; TANCREDI, G.; VILLELA, T. Baryon Acoustic Oscillations from Integrated Neutral Gas Observations: Radio Frequency Interference Measurements and Telescope Site Selection. JOURNAL OF ASTRONOMICAL INSTRUMENTATION, v. 8, n. 1, SI MAR 2019. Web of Science Citations: 0.

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