Global Component Separation Network

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The Global Component Separation Network currently spans six countries, four continents and four state-of-the-art cosmological experiments.


The project aims to optimally exploit educational and scientific synergies between COMAP, LiteBIRD, PASIPHAE and SPIDER, and build a long-lasting academic network between top international educational and research institutions in Canada, India, Japan, Norway, South Africa and USA.

Planned activities

  • A yearly intensive course on component separation to be held in Oslo, open for Master and PhD students. PhD students from other universities can also attend, but must apply for status as a visiting PhD candidate.
  • Two summer or winter schools in Norway
  • Facilitate student and researcher exchange
  • Network-wide component separation meetings
  • Smaller collaboration meetings
  • A public conference


The Global Component Separation Network is funded by SIU and the Research Council of Norway through the INTPART program.


The network is coordinated by University of Oslo and includes the following nodes

  • University of Toronto, Canada
  • IUCAA, India
  • Kavli IPMU/University of Tokyo, Japan
  • University of Oslo, Norway
  • SAAO, South Africa
  • University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
  • Caltech, USA
  • Princeton University, USA
Tags: Kosmologi, cosmology, CMB, intensity mapping, component separation, COMAP, LiteBIRD, PASIPHAE, SPIDER, Canada, India, Japan, South Africa, USA
Published Dec. 8, 2017 4:58 PM - Last modified Mar. 2, 2022 12:38 PM


Detailed list of participants