13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

Implications of the primordial power asymmetry for inflation

14 Dec 2015, 18:15
Level -1, Room 16 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level -1, Room 16

International Conference Centre Geneva


Christian Byrnes (University of Sussex (GB))


It is both remarkable, and disappointing, that only two parameters describing the primordial perturbations can explain the statistical properties of millions of CMB temperature perturbations. However, the persistence of several large-scale cosmological anomalies in WMAP and Planck satellite data may provide a clue to new physics. I will discuss how inflationary models can explain the observed dipolar power asymmetry, and the extreme difficulties of building a complete working model.

Primary author

Christian Byrnes (University of Sussex (GB))

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