Gravity's rainbow

George F. Smoot, Paul J. Steinhardt

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The temperature anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background may be partially the imprint left by gravitational waves. Measuring the gravitational wave component and spectral shape of the anisotropy is a critical test of inflationary cosmology and theories of large-scale structure formation.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1095-1100
Number of pages6
JournalGeneral Relativity and Gravitation
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1993
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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