Topology and the cosmic microwave background

@article{Levin2002TopologyAT,
  title={Topology and the cosmic microwave background},
  author={Janna Levin},
  journal={Physics Reports},
  year={2002},
  volume={365},
  pages={251-333}
}
  • J. Levin
  • Published 16 August 2001
  • Physics, Mathematics
  • Physics Reports
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