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CMBPol Mission Concept Study: A Mission to Map our Origins

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Quantum mechanical metric fluctuations during an early inflationary phase of the universe leave a characteristic imprint in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background (CMB). The amplitude of this signal depends on the energy scale at which inflation occurred. Detailed observations by a dedicated satellite mission (CMBPol) therefore provide information about energy scales as high as $10^{15}$ GeV, twelve orders of magnitude greater than the highest energies accessible to particle acce...

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10.1063/1.3160890

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Physics
Sub department:
Astrophysics
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Journal:
AIP Conf.Proc.
Volume:
1141
Pages:
3-9
Publication date:
2008-11-24
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EISSN:
1551-7616
ISSN:
0094-243X
Source identifiers:
207680
Language:
English
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pubs:207680
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uuid:b850376a-c80d-4936-9d80-031227a302d2
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pubs:207680
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2012-12-19

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