As found at

http://arxiv.org/abs/1405.0439

# THE PLANCK MISSION

### François R. Bouchet

Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris (IAP), CNRS & UPMC, 98 bis Bd
Arago, F75014, Paris
On behalf of the Planck collaboration for the results. All further
mistakes are mine :-)

**Abstract:** These lecture from the 100th Les Houches summer school
on "Post-planck cosmology" of July 2013 discuss some aspects of the
Planck mission, whose prime objective was a very accurate measurement of
the temperature anisotropies of the Cosmic Microwave Background
(CMB). We announced our findings a few months ago, on March 21^{st},
2013. I describe some of the relevant steps we took to obtain these
results, sketching the measurement process, how we processed the data to
obtain full sky maps at 9 different frequencies, and how we extracted
the CMB temperature anisotropies map and angular power spectrum. I
conclude by describing some of the main cosmological implications of the
statistical characteristics of the CMB we found. Of course, this is a
very much shortened and somewhat biased view of the Planck 2013
results, written with the hope that it may lead some of the students to
consult the original papers.

The paper is in pdf format only.