Frequentist comparison of CMB local extrema statistics in the five-year WMAP data with two anisotropic cosmological models

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We present local extrema studies of two models that introduce a preferred direction into the observed cosmic microwave background temperature field. In particular, we make a frequentist comparison of the oneand two-point statistics for the dipole modulation and ACW models with data from the five-year Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP). This… (More)

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