CMB Estimation of Cosmological Parameters
Acurate, high resolution measurement of the CMB anisotropies provides a means
to a precise estimate of many cosmological parameters and crucial
tests of many cosmological models.
The precision and importance of these parameters makes CMB
observations central to cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics.
Omega_Total or the Flatness (Geometry)
Cosmological Constant - Lambda
Primordial Density Fluctuations Power Spectrum & Statistics
Omega_baryon: Baryon Content of the Universe
Energy Level of Potential - Primordial Gravitions
Slope of Inflation Potential
Curvature of Inflation Potential
Scalar Perturbation Behaviour
Existence & Parameters of Topological Defects
Nature of Dark Matter
& Possible New Particles
For example see
Planck and MAP performance estimation and science performance page.
Return to the Science Goals Page
On the Smoot Group page
you can read about the experiments and observations of the CMB such as the
COBE satellite and its instruments, the MAX/MAXIMA/BOOMERANG
balloon-borne instrument, and the Planck (formerly COBRAS/SAMBA) satellite
(now approved by the European Space Agency).
Revised 29 May 1996; firstname.lastname@example.org