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South Pole Telescope (SPT)

http://pole.uchicago.edu https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/South_Pole_Telescope

Located at the geographic south pole, the 10-m SPT is the largest telescope dedicated to studies of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the oldest light in the Universe. We have just deployed the 3rd generation camera (SPT-3G), which will study the polarization of the CMB to measure gravitational lensing, the masses of neutrinos, and constrain the epoch of inflation.

SPT-SMGs

http://obscos.astro.illinois.edu/smg/

We study high-redshift (2HST, Chandra, Spitzer, Herschel, APEX, ATCA, VLT, Gemini, and soon JWST. We use these to study intense star formation under "cosmic microscopes". We also use these sources as back-lights to directly image dark matter in the foreground lens.

The Terahertz Intensity Mapper (TIM)

http://obscos.astro.illinois.edu/tim/

This is an approved balloon program to do intensity mapping with ionized carbon. In other words, it will make 3D maps of the universe. It is a far-infrared spectrometer technology demonstrator for OST.

CMB Stage IV (CMB-S4)

https://cmb-s4.org

This is the next-generation CMB experiment.

Dark Energy Survey (DES)

https://www.darkenergysurvey.org

This is a current optical cosmology survey.

Origins Space Telescope (OST)

http://origins.ipac.caltech.edu

This is a space telescope under design by NASA to fly after WFIRST.