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DOE selects LBNL as lead lab for CMB-S4
U.S. DOE selects Berkeley Lab to lead DOE/NSF experiment that combines observatories at the South Pole and in Chile’s high desert
The U.S. Department of Energy has selected Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to lead the partnership of national labs, universities, and other institutions that are joined in the effort to carry out the DOE roles and responsibilities for the next-generation Cosmic Microwave Background experiment CMB-S4. The experiment is planned to be a joint DOE and National Science Foundation project.
Current status of CMB-S4CMB-S4: Next Generation CMB Experiment

The 'Stage-4' ground-based cosmic microwave background (CMB) experiment, CMB-S4, consisting of dedicated telescopes equipped with highly sensitive superconducting cameras operating at the South Pole, the high Chilean Atacama plateau, and possibly northern hemisphere sites, will provide a dramatic leap forward in our understanding of the fundamental nature of space and time and the evolution of the Universe. CMB-S4 will be designed to cross critical thresholds in testing inflation, determining the number and masses of the neutrinos, constraining possible new light relic particles, providing precise constraints on the nature of dark energy, and testing general relativity on large scales.