Particle Physics in Birmingham

Particle Physics Seminar

Wednesday 29th April 2015 at 13:30
Poynting Small Lecture Theatre

(tea, coffee and biscuits served at 13:15)

Cosmology from the Microwave Background

Jo Dunkley (Oxford University)


The Cosmic Microwave Background continues to provide us with a wealth of information about the universe. I will show new results from the complete Planck satellite mission, which mapped the microwave anisotropy in both temperature and polarization from 2009-13, and describe other recent progress in the field. I will discuss the status of the LCDM cosmological model, which is now so well established but has significant features yet to explain. I will describe some future directions for investigating the physics of the very early universe, and of the cosmic dark sector including neutrinos.