Planck results and Jodrell Bank's contribution

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Talk at the Ordinary Meeting of the RAS held on 11 April 2014

by Prof. Richard Davis (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester)

The Planck satellite has provided exquisite measurements of the cosmic microwave background. In this talk Prof. Davis presents some of the early results, and highlights the role played by Jodrell Bank in the design and construction of the spacecraft.