The Impact of the CMB Discovery on Theoretical Cosmology

  • D. W. Sciama
Part of the Astrophysics and Space Science Library book series (ASSL, volume 164)


We are here to celebrate the 25th anniversary of one of the most important scientific discoveries of all time — the cosmic microwave background. Dave Wilkinson will describe in the next lecture the circumstances of its discovery by Penzias and Wilson (1965), its interpretation by Dicke, Peebles, Roll and Wilkinson (1965), and the background against which the discovery was made. My task is to describe the impact it had on our thinking about the universe.


Cosmic Microwave Background Bianchi Type Hubble Constant Microwave Photon Steady State Theory 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. W. Sciama
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.International School for Advanced StudiesTriesteItaly
  2. 2.International Centre for Theoretical PhysicsTriesteItaly
  3. 3.Department of AstrophysicsOxford UniversityUK

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