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The cosmic microwave background

  • PhD special course
  • Lecturer: Rob Crittenden
  • Dates: 19/21 April, 5 May 2010, 2.30-4pm


  • Dennis Sciama Building, room 3.13


  • Part 1: Perturbations in synchronous gauge, collisionless Boltzmann equation, scattering history
  • Part 2: Collisional Boltzmann equation and polarisation, understanding the CMB power spectrum
  • Part 3: Foregrounds and non-linearity, observing the CMB

Lecture overheads

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