High-Resolution Simulations of Non-Gaussian Cosmic Microwave Background Maps in Spherical Coordinates

@article{Liguori2003HighResolutionSO,
  title={High-Resolution Simulations of Non-Gaussian Cosmic Microwave Background Maps in Spherical Coordinates},
  author={Michele Liguori and S. Matarrese and Lauro Moscardini},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={597},
  pages={57-65}
}
We describe a new numerical algorithm for obtaining high-resolution simulated maps of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) for a broad class of non-Gaussian models. The kind of non-Gaussianity we account for is based on the simple idea that the primordial gravitational potential is obtained by a nonlinear but local mapping from an underlying Gaussian random field, as results from a variety of inflationary models. Our technique, which is based on a direct realization of the potential in… 
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