Recent results and perspectives on cosmology and fundamental physics from microwave surveys

Carlo Burigana, Elia Stefano Battistelli, Micol Benetti, Giovanni Cabass, Paolo De Bernardis, Sperello Di Serego Alighieri, Eleonora Di Valentino, Martina Gerbino, Elena Giusarma, Alessandro Gruppuso, Michele Liguori, Silvia Masi, Hans Ulrik Nørgaard-Nielsen, Piero Rosati, Laura Salvati, Tiziana Trombetti, Patricio Vielva

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Abstract

Recent cosmic microwave background (CMB) data in temperature and polarization have reached high precision in estimating all the parameters that describe the current socalled standard cosmological model. Recent results about the integrated Sachs–Wolfe (ISW) effect from CMB anisotropies, galaxy surveys, and their cross-correlations are presented. Looking at fine signatures in the CMB, such as the lack of power at low multipoles, the primordial power spectrum (PPS) and the bounds on non-Gaussianities, complemented by galaxy surveys, we discuss inflationary physics and the generation of primordial perturbations in the early universe. Three important topics in particle physics, the bounds on neutrinos masses and parameters, on thermal axion mass and on the neutron lifetime derived from cosmological data are reviewed, with attention to the comparison with laboratory experiment results. Recent results from cosmic polarization rotation (CPR) analyses aimed at testing the Einstein equivalence principle (EEP) are presented. Finally, we discuss the perspectives of next radio facilities for the improvement of the analysis of future CMB spectral distortion experiments.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the MG14 Meeting on General Relativity
EditorsMassimo Bianchi, Robert T. Jantzen, Remo Ruffini
Volume25
PublisherWorld Scientific
Publication date2017
Edition6
Pages548-575
ISBN (Electronic)9789813226593
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event14th Marcel Grossman Meeting On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories (MG14 Meeting) - Rome, Italy
Duration: 12 Jul 201518 Jul 2015

Conference

Conference14th Marcel Grossman Meeting On Recent Developments in Theoretical and Experimental General Relativity, Astrophysics and Relativistic Field Theories (MG14 Meeting)
Country/TerritoryItaly
CityRome
Period12/07/201518/07/2015

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