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CMB Analysis of Boomerang & Maxima & the Cosmic Parameters {Omega_tot,Omega_b h^2,Omega_cdm h^2,Omega_Lambda,n_s}

Bond, J. R., Ade, Peter A. R., Balbi, A., Bock, J., Borrill, J., Boscaleri, A., Coble, K., Crill, B., de Bernardis, P., Farese, P., Ferreira, P., Ganga, K., Giacometti, M., Hanany, S., Hivon, E., Hristov, V., Iacoangeli, A., Jaffe, A., Lange, A., Lee, A., Martinis, L., Masi, S., Mauskopf, Philip Daniel, Melchiorri, A., Montroy, T., Netterfield, B., Oh, S., Pascale, Enzo, Piacentini, F., Pogosyan, D., Prunet, S., Rabii, B., Rao, S., Richards, P., Romeo, G., Ruhl, J., Scaramuzzi, F., Sforna, D., Sigurdson, K., Smoot, G., Stompor, R., Winant, C. and Wu, P. 2000. CMB Analysis of Boomerang & Maxima & the Cosmic Parameters {Omega_tot,Omega_b h^2,Omega_cdm h^2,Omega_Lambda,n_s}. arXiv e-prints , 0011378.

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We show how estimates of parameters characterizing inflation-based theories of structure formation localized over the past year when large scale structure (LSS) information from galaxy and cluster surveys was combined with the rapidly developing cosmic microwave background (CMB) data, especially from the recent Boomerang and Maxima balloon experiments. All current CMB data plus a relatively weak prior probability on the Hubble constant, age and LSS points to little mean curvature (Omega_{tot} = 1.08\pm 0.06) and nearly scale invariant initial fluctuations (n_s =1.03\pm 0.08), both predictions of (non-baroque) inflation theory. We emphasize the role that degeneracy among parameters in the L_{pk} = 212\pm 7 position of the (first acoustic) peak plays in defining the Ω tot range upon marginalization over other variables. Though the CDM density is in the expected range (\Omega_{cdm}h^2=0.17\pm 0.02), the baryon density Omega_bh^2=0.030\pm 0.005 is somewhat above the independent 0.019\pm 0.002 nucleosynthesis estimate. CMB+LSS gives independent evidence for dark energy (Omega_\Lambda=0.66\pm 0.06) at the same level as from supernova (SN1) observations, with a phenomenological quintessence equation of state limited by SN1+CMB+LSS to w_Q<-0.7 cf. the w_Q=-1 cosmological constant case.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Completion
Status: Submitted
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: Cornell University Press
Last Modified: 17 May 2019 21:22

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