The Cosmic Microwave Background: From Quantum Fluctuations to the Present Universe

The Cosmic Microwave Background: From Quantum Fluctuations to the Present Universe

by Jose Alberto Rubi?o-Martin
     
 

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

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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.

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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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107695610
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/19/2013
Series:
Canary Islands Winter School of Astrophysics Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.61(h) x 0.67(d)

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