CMB anisotropy science: a review

  title={CMB anisotropy science: a review},
  author={Anthony Challinor},
  journal={Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union},
  pages={42 - 52}
  • A. Challinor
  • Published 1 August 2012
  • Physics
  • Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union
Abstract The cosmic microwave background (CMB) provides us with our most direct observational window to the early universe. Observations of the temperature and polarization anisotropies in the CMB have played a critical role in defining the now-standard cosmological model. In this contribution we review some of the basics of CMB science, highlighting the role of observations made with ground-based and balloon-borne Antarctic telescopes. Most of the ingredients of the standard cosmological model… 

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