The Cosmic Microwave Background

Proceedings of the II José Plínio Baptista School of Cosmology
 Previously published in hardcover
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ISBN-13:
9783319831329
Einband:
Previously published in hardcover
Erscheinungsdatum:
15.06.2018
Seiten:
380
Autor:
Júlio C. Fabris
Gewicht:
573 g
Format:
235x155x20 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

Mini Courses.- Physics of the Cosmic Microwave Background Radiation (David Wands, Oliver F. Piattella, Luciano Casarini).- The Observational Status of Cosmic Inflation after Planck (Jérôme Martin).- Lecture notes on non-Gaussianity (Christian T. Byrnes).- Problems of CMB data registration and analysis (O. V. Verkhodanov).- Cosmic Microwave Background Observations (Rolando Dünner).- Seminars.- Physics of Baryons (J.A. de Freitas Pacheco).- Peculiar Velocity Effects on the CMB (Miguel Quartin).- Warm in ation, cosmological fluctuations and constraints from Planck (Rudnei O. Ramos).- A brief history of the Brazilian participation in CMB measurements (Thyrso Villela).- Communications.- On dark degeneracy (Saulo Carneiro and Humberto A. Borges).- The quantum-to-classical transition of primordial cosmological perturbations (Nelson Pinto-Neto).- A Path-integral approach to CMB (Paulo H. Reimberg).- Geometric scalar theory of gravity (Júnior Diniz Toniato).
The series of texts composing this book is based on the lectures presented during the II José Plínio Baptista School of Cosmology, held in Pedra Azul (Espírito Santo, Brazil) between 9 and 14 March 2014. This II JBPCosmo has been entirely devoted to the problem of understanding theoretical and observational aspects of Cosmic Background Radiation (CMB). The CMB is one of the most important phenomena in Physics and a fundamental probe of our Universe when it was only 400,000 years old. It is an extraordinary laboratory where we can learn from particle physics to cosmology; its discovery in 1965 has been a landmark event in the history of physics. The observations of the anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation through the satellites COBE, WMAP and Planck provided a huge amount of data which are being analyzed in order to discover important informations regarding the composition of our universe and the process of structure formation.

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