Morning session (1)
- Nicolao Fornengo (University of Torino and INFN/Torino)
Planck is an ESA satellite aimed at the observation of the Cosmic Microwave Background. In 2015, we released the second round of cosmological results based on full mission data both in temperature and, for the first time, in polarization. In this talk, I will review a few of the most interesting cosmological results of the 2015 year release. I will also present our current understanding of the...
Benjamin Wallisch (University of Cambridge)
Fluctuations in the cosmic neutrino background are known to produce a phase shift in the acoustic peaks of the cosmic microwave background. In this talk, I will revisit the phase shift of the CMB anisotropy spectrum as a probe of new physics, especially light and weakly-coupled species. The phase shift is particularly interesting because its physical origin is strongly constrained by the...
Dr Camera Stefano (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics)
In this talk, I shall review innovative techniques that will allow next-generation experiments to tackle some of the most fundamental questions of contemporary cosmology: the nature of gravity, inflation and dark energy. Oncoming experiments such as the ESA Euclid satellite or the Square Kilometre Array will, for the first time, open a window onto the largest cosmic scales. Such scales, near...