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Non-gaussianity module for BINGO telescope pipeline

Grant number: 18/26238-7
Support type:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Post-doctor
Effective date (Start): April 02, 2019
Effective date (End): September 01, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Physics
Principal Investigator:Carlos Alexandre Wuensche de Souza
Grantee:Karin Silvia Franzoni Fornazier Guimarães
Supervisor abroad: Filipe Batoni Abdalla
Home Institution: Instituto Nacional de Pesquisas Espaciais (INPE). Ministério da Ciência, Tecnologia, Inovações e Comunicações (Brasil). São José dos Campos , SP, Brazil
Local de pesquisa : University College London (UCL), England  
Associated to the scholarship:17/21570-0 - The BINGO telescope: a new 21 cm window for exploring the dark universe and other astrophysical phenomena, BP.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, China and Switzerland. 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 BEPE proposal is linked to "Projeto Temático 2014/07885-0" and "Pos-Doutorado 2017/21570-0", which contemplates an important contribution to the BINGO system calibration and data analysis pipeline. BINGO has two different pipelines and, one of them Hide&Seek4BINGO, has been develop since February. In this new pipeline, a specific module designed for non-gaussian studies is under construction, under supervision of Prof Filipe Abdalla. In order to make significative progress in this issue, this work needs to be conducted at UCL. This working plan will focus on the construction of this pipeline, specially the non-gaussian module, during 2019 (from April to October) at UCL, and data analysis and software adequacy for the science program from early 2019 to early 2021.