Published in "Beyond the Desert", ed. H.V. Klapdor-Kleingrothaus, 1999


NEW PHYSICS FROM THE COSMIC MICROWAVE BACKGROUND

Douglas Scott


Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of British Columbia
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z1 Canada
E-mail: dscott@astro.ubc.ca


Abstract. I review the present status of the Cosmic Microwave Background, with some emphasis on the current and future implications for particle physics.

Keywords: CMB - phenomenology - speculation


Table of Contents

BACKGROUND

WHAT DO WE KNOW?
Astrophysics
Cosmology
Particle Physics
Inflation
Defects
Other Paradigms?

FUTURE EXPERIMENTS

MAP and Planck

CONCLUSIONS

REFERENCES

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