Latest results from the Planck satellite: implications for Early Universe Physics

  • Date June 18, 2015
  • Hour 4 pm
  • Room Main Lecture Hall
  • Speaker Nicola Bartolo (University of Padova)
  • Area Physics

The Planck satellite was launched on May 2009 and collected data on the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) temperature anisotropies and polarisation. It produced the best available maps of the CMB temperature and (E-mode) polarization sky to date. Using this dataset, the Planck collaboration obtained the currently most precise measurement of many parameters of the standard cosmological model, including those related to the Early Universe. In this talk I will first briefly review the Planck constraints on cosmology, focusing in particular on the constraints and implications for the Physics of the Early Universe.