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Cosmic microwave background fluctuations

Masi, S., Ade, Peter A. R., Bernardis, P. de, Bock, J. J., Bond, J. R., Borrill, J., Boscaleri, A., Coble, K., Contaldi, C. R., Crill, B. P., Troia, G. De, Ferreira, P., Ganga, K., Giacometti, M., Hivon, E., Hristov, V. V., Iacoangeli, A., Jaffe, A. H., Jones, W. C., Lange, A. E., Martinis, L., Mason, P., Mauskopf, Philip Daniel, Melchiorri, A., Montroy, T., Nati, F., Natoli, P., Netterfield, C. B., Pascale, E., Piacentini, F., Pogosyan, D., Polenta, G., Pongetti, F., Prunet, S., Romeo, G., Ruhl, J. E. and Scaramuzzi, F. 2003. Cosmic microwave background fluctuations. Presented at: ESO/CERN/ESA symposia, Garchings, Germany, 4-7 March 2002. Published in: Shaver, P.A., DiLella, L. and Giménez, A. eds. Astronomy, Cosmology and Fundamental Physics. ESO astrophysics symposia Berlin, Germany: Springer, pp. 1-12. 10.1007/10857580_1

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Abstract

Several experiments have recently detected very low contrast, sub-horizon scale structures in the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). In the current cosmological model, these structures result from acoustic oscillations of the primeval plasma at recombination ( $z \sim 1100$ ). In the framework of the Hot Big Bang theory with the inflation hypothesis, the statistical properties of the image of the CMB allow us to measure most of the cosmological parameters.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783540401797
ISSN: 1431-2433
Last Modified: 04 Jun 2017 04:41
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/42937

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