Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_IAP
« Cosmic Beauty and Blemishes »

Marc Kamionkowski
Dept. Physics Astron., John Hopkins Univ. (Baltimore, Maryland, Etats-Unis)

The vast majority of the wealth of cosmological information we have has come from power spectra (or equivalently, two-point correlation function), for the CMB temperature and for the mass distribution in the Universe today. But there is far more that can be sought in the future with the deluge of data from current and forthcoming surveys. I will discuss how the data can be used to look for new fields during inflation; to test geometrically for their properties; to seek parity breaking in the early and late Universe; to look for exotic dark-energy physics; to inquire about nontrivial cosmic topologies; to identify preferred-frame effects; etc. I will also then comment on some of the possible anomalies in the CMB data.
jeudi 14 novembre 2013 - 11:00
Amphithéâtre Henri Mineur, Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris
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