The Cosmic Microwave Background

Proceedings of the II José Plínio Baptista School of Cosmology

  • Júlio C. Fabris
  • Oliver F. Piattella
  • Davi C. Rodrigues
  • Hermano E.S. Velten
  • Winfried Zimdahl
Conference proceedings

Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Proceedings book series (ASSSP, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Mini Courses

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. David Wands, Oliver F. Piattella, Luciano Casarini
      Pages 3-39
    3. Christian T. Byrnes
      Pages 135-165
    4. O. V. Verkhodanov
      Pages 167-228
    5. Rolando Dünner
      Pages 229-236
  3. Seminars

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 237-237
    2. J. A. de Freitas Pacheco
      Pages 239-266
    3. Miguel Quartin
      Pages 267-282
  4. Communications

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 321-321
    2. Saulo Carneiro, Humberto A. Borges
      Pages 323-329
    3. Paulo H. Reimberg
      Pages 343-357
    4. Júnior Diniz Toniato
      Pages 359-369

About these proceedings


The series of texts composing this book is based on the lectures presented during the II José Plínio Baptista School of Cosmology, held in Pedra Azul (Espírito Santo, Brazil) between 9 and 14 March 2014. This II JBPCosmo has been entirely devoted to the problem of understanding theoretical and observational aspects of Cosmic Background Radiation (CMB).

The CMB is one of the most important phenomena in Physics and a fundamental probe of our Universe when it was only 400,000 years old. It is an extraordinary laboratory where we can learn from particle physics to cosmology; its discovery in 1965 has been a landmark event in the history of physics.

The observations of the anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation through the satellites COBE, WMAP and Planck provided a huge amount of data which are being analyzed in order to discover important information regarding the composition of our universe and the process of structure formation.


Micro-Physics inflation Atacama Cosmology telescope Brodlie-Bohm approach CMB anisotropies Sachs-Wolfe formula Inflationary perturbations Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe WMAP Gauss-Legendre Sky Pixelization baryons warm inflation CMBR Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization BICEP2 White Mountain Polarimeter WMPol experiment ARCADE experiment COsmic Foreground Explorer COFE experiment

Editors and affiliations

  • Júlio C. Fabris
    • 1
  • Oliver F. Piattella
    • 2
  • Davi C. Rodrigues
    • 3
  • Hermano E.S. Velten
    • 4
  • Winfried Zimdahl
    • 5
  1. 1.Departamento de Física, CCEUniversidade Federal do Espírito SantoVitória/ESBrazil
  2. 2.Departamento de Física, CCEUniversidade Federal do Espírito SantoVitória/ESBrazil
  3. 3.Departamento de Física, CCEUniversidade Federal do Espírito SantoVitória/ESBrazil
  4. 4.Departamento de Física, CCEUniversidade Federal do Espírito SantoVitória/ESBrazil
  5. 5.Departamento de FísicaUniversidade Federal do Espírito SantoVitória/ESBrazil

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