ACP Seminar (Astronomy - Cosmology - Particle Physics)

Speaker: Kin-Wang Ng (Institute of Physics, Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
Title: Some thoughts on the large-scale CMB anomalies
Date (JST): Tue, Jun 30, 2009, 13:30 - 14:30
Place: Seminar Room at IPMU Prefab. B
Related File: 112.pdf
Abstract: Recent measurements of the large-scale CMB anisotropy made by WMAP indicate a reflection asymmetry, an axis of evil, a low quadrupole, and a few multipoles deviated from the Lambda-CDM model prediction. All of these may give us a hint about the physics of inflation during the first few e-folds.
Efforts taken along this direction will be reviewed and I will also talk about our recent work.