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Cosmic Microwave Background primer

  1. Jan 19, 2006 #1

    Chronos

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    As a fan of easy reading material on thorny topics, I thought some might find this interesting:

    http://www.arxiv.org/abs/astro-ph/0601307
    Cosmic Microwave Background Mini-Review
     
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  3. Jan 19, 2006 #2

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    Thank you Chronos - nice paper, though I thought it could have been a little more critical and included caveats where appropiate: no discussion of the low-l mode deficiency instead it says:"
    and does not mention the fact that the S-W plateau is actually missing. No discussion about the 'axis of evil', the effect of which may completely change the interpretation put upon the data.

    And when is the WMAP year 2 release date?

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  4. Jan 19, 2006 #3

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    Agreed. But, you must admit you are a bit more advanced [and demanding] than most audiences, Garth. You like the tough stuff. Personally, I think the SW plateau is missing because instrument sensitivity is just not as good as hoped. WMAP year 2 results should be released a week from friday . . .
     
  5. Jan 19, 2006 #4

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    ToSeeked* (or, in this case, Tomarcus'ed ... but it doesn't roll off the tongue so well, does it?)

    *origin of the term (for those unfamiliar).
     
  6. Jan 19, 2006 #5

    Garth

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    I've heard that one before.....:wink:

    Garth
     
  7. Jan 19, 2006 #6

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    Wow! Is this official?
     
  8. Jan 20, 2006 #7

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    They have not yet announced which friday . . .
     
  9. Jan 27, 2006 #8

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    A paper today on the large scale, low l-mode CMB anisotropies, accepted for publication in A&A:
    On the CMB large-scales angular correlations
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