Why CMB physics?
by Massimo Giovannini
Publisher: arXiv 2007
Number of pages: 179
The aim of these lectures is to introduce some basic problems arising in gravitation and modern cosmology. All along the discussion the guiding theme is provided by the phenomenological and theoretical properties of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB).
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