Planck, BICEP, and the Early Universe


Flauger, R. (2015). Planck, BICEP, and the Early Universe. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/15030070


Flauger, Raphael. Planck, BICEP, and the Early Universe. Perimeter Institute, Mar. 03, 2015, https://pirsa.org/15030070


          @misc{ pirsa_15030070,
            doi = {10.48660/15030070},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/15030070},
            author = {Flauger, Raphael},
            keywords = {Cosmology},
            language = {en},
            title = {Planck, BICEP, and the Early Universe},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2015},
            month = {mar},
            note = {PIRSA:15030070 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Raphael Flauger University of California


The cosmic microwave background contains a wealth of
information about cosmology as well as high energy physics. It tells
us about the composition and geometry of the universe, the properties
of neutrinos, dark matter, and even about the conditions in our
universe long before the cosmic microwave background was emitted.
After a brief review of what we may hope to learn from studies of the
cosmic microwave background about the early universe, I will review
measurements of the angular power spectrum of temperature
perturbations from the first 15.5 months of Planck data by the Planck
collaboration and by Renee Hlozek, David Spergel and myself. I will
then discuss the implications for the early universe of the recently
released Planck full mission data as well as the joint analysis
between BICEP/KeckArray and Planck.