Journal article icon

Journal article

Tests for Gaussianity of the MAXIMA-1 cosmic microwave background map.

Abstract:

Gaussianity of the cosmological perturbations is one of the key predictions of standard inflation, but it is violated by other models of structure formation such as cosmic defects. We present the first test of the Gaussianity of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) on subdegree angular scales, where deviations from Gaussianity are most likely to occur. We apply the methods of moments, cumulants, the Kolmogorov test, the chi(2) test, and Minkowski functionals in eigen, real, Wiener-filtered, ...

Expand abstract
Publication status:
Published

Actions


Access Document


Authors


Journal:
Physical Review Letters More from this journal
Volume:
87
Issue:
25
Pages:
251303
Publication date:
2001-12-01
DOI:
EISSN:
1079-7114
ISSN:
0031-9007
Language:
English
Keywords:
Pubs id:
pubs:118001
UUID:
uuid:b5ea6a6a-9183-4707-a031-e4ffe23730df
Local pid:
pubs:118001
Source identifiers:
118001
Deposit date:
2012-12-19

Terms of use


Views and Downloads






If you are the owner of this record, you can report an update to it here: Report update to this record

TO TOP