Constraints from the cosmic microwave background experiments
I will give a review of the current constrains on light element abundances from cosmic microwave background experiments, focusing on results from WMAP and discussing prospects from upcoming data from Planck and ground-based experiments. I will describe how the production of light elements affects the CMB anisotropies, and how we use the data to extract cosmological information that includes constraints on the baryon density, and primordial abundances.
Light Elements in the Universe
- Pub Date:
- April 2010
- Cosmology: cosmic microwave background