**Why CMB physics?**

by Massimo Giovannini

**Publisher**: arXiv 2007**Number of pages**: 179

**Description**:

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).

Download or read it online for free here:

**Download link**

(2MB, PDF)

## Similar books

**An Introduction to Cosmic Rays and Gamma-Ray Bursts**

by

**A. De Rujula**-

**arXiv**

The author reviews the subjects of non-solar cosmic rays and long-duration gamma-ray bursts. This is a version of an introductory talk to high-energy physicists. Nothing besides the standard model is required to understand CRs of any energy.

(

**8304**views)

**Introduction to Dark Matter Experiments**

by

**R. W. Schnee**-

**arXiv.org**

This is a set of lectures presented at the Theoretical Advanced Study Institute 2009. I provide an introduction to experiments designed to detect WIMP dark matter directly, focusing on building intuitive understanding of the potential WIMP signals.

(

**5863**views)

**Gravitational Wave Experiments and Early Universe Cosmology**

by

**Michele Maggiore**-

**arXiv**

Gravitational-wave experiments with interferometers and with resonant masses can search for stochastic backgrounds of gravitational waves of cosmological origin. We review both experimental and theoretical aspects of the search for these backgrounds.

(

**8477**views)

**Plasma Physics of Extreme Astrophysical Environments**

by

**Dmitri A. Uzdensky, Shane Rightley**-

**arXiv**

In this review, after describing the extreme astrophysical systems of interest and identifying the key relevant plasma-physical problems, we survey the recent progress in the development of QED-based relativistic quantum plasma physics theory.

(

**6757**views)