BICEP1 Telescope

The six-month nights, extremely dry and stable weather, and the precise rotation of the sky about the zenith make South Pole Station the ideal terrestrial site for this ambitious project.

BICEP1 is a uniquely capable instrument for detecting the signature of the Gravitational Wave Background (GWB).

Concept Art for BICEP1

It began searching for the GWB in 2006 by:

Tour of BICEP Observatory with physicist Jonathan Kaufman