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Seminarium Instytutu

prof. David Blaschke

Fluctuations in the cosmic microwave background radiation (w sali Rzewuskiego)

The Nobel prize in Physics 2006 is awarded for the discovery of the blackbody form and anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation (CMBR) made possible with the COBE satellite.The tiny variations in the temperature of the CBMR which were measured for the first time by Smoot, Mather and their collaborators are fingerprints of the formation of structures like stars and galaxies in the Early Universe. The history, present status and perspectives of these experiments and their implications for modern Cosmology are reviewed for non-experts.