Anisotropies in the CMB - Dr. A. Challinor, Spring 2013

Dates: 6, 13, 20 et 27 june 2013 (14.15pm to 18pm)

Intervenant: Dr. Anthony CHALLINOR, University of Cambridge. 

Description: The course will provide an introduction to the theory behind the anisotropies and polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation, one of the cleanest and most important probes in modern observational cosmology. As the first cosmological results from the ESA Planck CMB satellite will be released in early 2013, the lectures will cover in some depth the topics relevant for understanding the Planck results, and we will also discuss the main findings of the Planck satellite and their implications for cosmology and our understanding of the origin and evolution of the universe.