Technical Council

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The Technical Council consists of two co-chairs and two (or more) co-coordinators of each of seven working groups. The council co-chairs are Jeff McMahon ( and Abby Vieregg ( The main focus of our current effort is to converge on a reference design for the decadal survey, including writing the reference design chapter of the decadal survey report.

Anyone is welcome to get involved in the working groups listed below. You can sign up for the relevant mailing lists at: .

Meetings of the working groups below are linked to the [CMB-S4 Google Calendar]

Detectors & Readout

detector co-chairs: Clarence Chang, Kent Irwin, Aritoki Suzuki

readout co-chairs: Zeesh Ahmed, Amy Bender

module assembly & testing chair: Brad Benson

[Detector and Readout, pre-CD0 R&D telecon ]

Detector R&D Notes

Large Telescopes

co-chairs: Mike Niemack, Steve Padin

Large Telescope Telecons

LAT Cryostat R&D Notes

Small Telescopes

co-chairs: John Kovac, Aikito Kusaka

Data Acquisition & Control

co-chairs: Laura Newburgh, Nathan Whitehorn

Data Management

co-chairs: Julian Borrill, Tom Crawford

DM telecon notes

Sites & Infrastructure

chairs: Kam Arnold (Chile), John Ruhl (South Pole)

Integration & Commissioning

co-chairs:Kam Arnold, John Ruhl

IC Telecons