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The new images of the microwave sky: a concordance cosmology ?

de Bernardis, P., Ade, Peter A. R., Bock, J.J., Bond, J.R., Borrill, J., Boscaleri, A., Coble, K., Contaldi, C. R., Crill, B. P., De Gasperis, G., De Troia, G., Farese, 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., Natoli, P., Netterfield, C. B., Pascale, Enzo, Piacentini, F., Pogosyan, D., Polenta, G., Pongetti, F., Prunet, S., Romeo, G., Ruhl, J. E., Scaramuzzi, F. and Vittorio, N. 2002. The new images of the microwave sky: a concordance cosmology ? Nuclear Physics B - Proceedings Supplements 110 , pp. 128-136. 10.1016/S0920-5632(02)01469-X

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The existence and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background (CMB), the large scale distribution of Galaxies, the expansion of the Universe and the abundance of light elements can be all be explained with a single cosmological model. In this paper we focus on the CMB anisotropy maps produced by the BOOMERanG experiment and on their impact on cosmology. The images are consistent with the result of acoustic oscillations of the photons-matter plasma in the pre-recombination Universe (z ≳ 1000). We show how the instrument and the observations have been optimized and how the basic parameters of the model are derived from the data. These observations of the CMB are gaussian and point to a low curvature Universe (ω ∼ 1), as expected in the inflation scenario. In order to fit these observations and other cosmological evidence, the composition of the Universe must have significant contributions from dark matter (ω m ∼ 0.3) and dark energy (ωΛ ∼ 0.7).

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: Elsevier
ISSN: 0920-5632
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 03:58

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