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Bianchi model CMB polarization and its implications for CMB anomalies

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We derive the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiative transfer equation in the form of a multipole hierarchy in the nearly Friedmann-Robertson-Walker limit of homogeneous, but anisotropic, universes classified via their Bianchi type. Compared with previous calculations, this allows a more sophisticated treatment of recombination, produces predictions for the polarization of the radiation and allows for reionization. Our derivation is independent of any assumptions about the dynamical beha...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Astrophysics
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Journal:
MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY
Volume:
380
Issue:
4
Pages:
1387-1398
Publication date:
2007-10-01
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EISSN:
1365-2966
ISSN:
0035-8711
URN:
uuid:3610d5f8-5e15-405e-85a8-278f11e8b66c
Source identifiers:
158077
Local pid:
pubs:158077
Language:
English
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