The Diffuse Light of the Universe

  title={The Diffuse Light of the Universe},
  author={Jean-Marc Bonnet-Bidaud},
  journal={Foundations of Physics},
In 1965, the discovery of a new type of uniform radiation, located between radiowaves and infrared light, was accidental. Known today as Cosmic Microwave background (CMB), this diffuse radiation is commonly interpreted as a fossil light released in an early hot and dense universe and constitutes today the main ’pilar’ of the big bang cosmology. Considerable efforts have been devoted to derive fundamental cosmological parameters from the characteristics of this radiation that led to a surprising… Expand
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