Speaker: Eiichiro Komatsu (U Texas, Austin)
Title: Lecture on B-mode polarization and Primordial non-Gaussianity: Two big things to expect from the Planck data
Date (JST): Wed, Jun 17, 2009, 10:30 - 17:00
Place: Room 633, 6th floor, General Research Building
Related File: 104.pdf
Abstract: The long-awaited Planck satellite was launched successfully on May 14, and is on its way to the L2 point now. What are the big things we expect from the Planck science results? In my personal opinion, two things: B-mode polarization and primordial non-Gaussianity, the so-called f_NL parameter. In this black-board lecture, I will give the pedagogical review of what the B-mode polarization and the f_NL parameter are, and why they are important - how they can be used to probe the physics of cosmic inflation.
Remarks: 1st lecture : 10:30 - 12:00
2nd lecture : 13:30 - 15:00
3rd lecture : 15:30 - 17:00