Observations of cosmic microwave background temperature and polarization fluctuations are sensitive to both physical conditions at recombination (z = 1100) and physical process along the line of sight. I will discuss recent results from the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe and planned ground and space-based observations. The talk will emphasize the role of CMB observations in determining the initial conditions for the growth of structure and as a probe of the physics of re-ionization.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||1|
|Journal||Proceedings of the International Astronomical Union|
|State||Published - Aug 2006|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Astronomy and Astrophysics
- Space and Planetary Science