Looking at the Big Bang

Who: Jonathan Ganc (CP3-Origins)
When: Tuesday, June 10, 2014 at 19:00
Where: U49

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CMB aniotropies. Image: NASA/WMAPAbstract:

The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) has given us unprecedented insight into the initial conditions of our universe, as well as into its contents. I will discuss the physics behind the generation of the CMB and explain how scientists extract cosmological data by observing it.