Searching for non-Gaussian signals in the BOOMERanG 2003 CMB map: Preliminary results

G. De Troia, P. A.R. Ade, J. J. Bock, J. R. Bond, J. Borrill, A. Boscaleri, P. Cabella, C. R. Contaldi, B. P. Crill, P. de Bernardis, G. de Gasperis, A. de Oliveira-Costa, G. Di Stefano, P. G. Ferreira, E. Hivon, A. Jaffe, T. Kisner, M. Kunz, W. C. Jones, A. E. LangeS. Masi, P. D. Mauskopf, C. MacTavish, A. Melchiorri, T. Montroy, P. Natoli, C. B. Netterfield, E. Pascale, F. Piacentini, D. Pogosyan, G. Polenta, S. Prunet, S. Ricciardi, G. Romeo, J. E. Ruhl, P. Santini, M. Tegmark, M. Veneziani, N. Vittorio

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We analyse the 145 GHz temperature map produced from the 2003 flight of BOOMERanG in search for deviations from Gaussianity. We perform a pixel space analysis computing the map's skewness, kurtosis and Minkowski functionals, as well as a Fourier space analysis computing the diagonal part the of angular bispectrum. The preliminary results presented here suggest that the data are fully consistent with the Gaussian hypothesis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)250-255
Number of pages6
JournalNew Astronomy Reviews
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics
  • Space and Planetary Science


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