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Critical Tests of Theory of the Early Universe Using the Cosmic Microwave Background

  • HPV G 4 ETHZ Hönggerberg Zürich Switzerland (map)

Eiichiro Komatsu

Department of Physical Cosmology, Max Planck Institute, Garching, Germany

Host: Jaiyul Yoo

The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) gives a photographic image of the Universe when it was still an “infant”. Its detailed measurements have given us a wealth of information such as the composition and history of the Universe. We are now using it to test our ideas about the origin of the Universe. I will review the physics of CMB and the key results from the recent experiments, and discuss future prospects on our quest to find the cosmic origins.