Of Cosmic Background Anisotropies

  • G. F. Smoot
Part of the International Astronomical Union/Union Astronomique Internationale book series (IAUS, volume 168)

Abstract

Observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) Radiation have put the standard model of cosmology, the Big Bang, on firm footing and provide tests of various ideas of large scale structure formation. CMB observations now let. us test the role of gravity and General Relativity in cosmology including the geometry, topology, and dynamics of the Universe. Foreground galactic emissions, dust thermal emission and emission from energetic electrons, provide a serious limit to observations. Nevertheless, observations may determine if the evolution of the Universe can be understood from fundamental physical principles.

Keywords

Cosmic Microwave Background Antenna Temperature Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy Primordial Perturbation Cosmic Microwave Background Observation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. F. Smoot
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory, Space Sciences Laboratory, Center for Particle Astrophysics, and Department of PhysicsUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of CaliforniaBerkeleyUSA

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