CMB Observables and their Cosmological Implications

  title={CMB Observables and their Cosmological Implications},
  author={Wayne Hu},
We show that recent measurements of the power spectrum of cosmic microwave background anisotropies by BOOMERanG and MAXIMA can be characterized by four observables, the position of the first acoustic peak `1 = 206 ± 6, the height of the first peak relative to COBE normalization H1 = 7.6± 1.4, the height of the second peak relative to the first H2 = 0.38± 0.04, and the height of the third peak relative to the first H3 = 0.43± 0.07. This phenomenological representation of the measurements… CONTINUE READING