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The Cosmic Microwave Background
From Quantum Fluctuations to the Present Universe


Part of Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics

Bruce Partridge, Sabino Matarrese, Wayne Hu, Matthias Bartelmann, Licia Verde, Enrique Martínez-González, Rodney D. Davies, Malcolm Longair
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  • Date Published: December 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107695610

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  • This volume presents the lectures of the nineteenth Canary Islands Winter School, dedicated to the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). This relict radiation from the very early Universe provides a fundamental tool for precision cosmology. Prestigious researchers in the field present a comprehensive overview of current knowledge of the CMB, reviewing the theoretical foundations, the main observational results and the most advanced statistical techniques used in this discipline. The lectures give coverage from the basic principles to the most recent research results, reviewing state of the art observational and statistical analysis techniques. The impact of new experiments and the constraints imposed on cosmological parameters are emphasized and put into the broader context of research in cosmology. This is an important resource for both graduate students and experienced researchers, revealing the spectacular progress that has been made in the study of the CMB within the last decade.

    • Compiles lectures from prestigious researchers in the field of CMB study
    • Presents complete coverage of our current knowledge of the CMB, and the advances in the field over the last decade
    • Combines accounts of basic theoretical principles with reviews of the most recent research results and state-of-the-art observational and statistical analysis techniques
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    'This volume would make highly recommended reading for research students in cosmology, and would not look amiss on the bookshelf of the seasoned researcher as a handy reference.' The Observatory

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    Product details

    • Date Published: December 2013
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107695610
    • length: 320 pages
    • dimensions: 244 x 170 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.51kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    List of participants
    1. CMB observations and cosmological constraints Bruce Partridge
    2. The inflationary universe Sabino Matarrese
    3. CMB theory from nucleosynthesis to recombination Wayne Hu
    4. CMB fluctuations in the post-recombination universe Matthias Bartelmann
    5. Statistical techniques for data analysis in cosmology Licia Verde
    6. Gaussianity Enrique Martínez-González
    7. Galactic and extragalactic foregrounds Rodney D. Davies
    8. Probes of fundamental cosmology Malcolm Longair.

  • Editors

    Jose Alberto Rubiňo-Martin, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife

    Rafael Rebolo, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife

    Evencio Mediavilla, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias, Tenerife


    Bruce Partridge, Sabino Matarrese, Wayne Hu, Matthias Bartelmann, Licia Verde, Enrique Martínez-González, Rodney D. Davies, Malcolm Longair

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