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Primordial gravitational waves and cosmology

Krauss, Lawrence; Dodelson, Scott; Meyer, Stephan

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The observation of primordial gravitational waves could provide a new and unique window on the earliest moments in the history of the universe and on possible new physics at energies many orders of magnitude beyond those accessible at particle accelerators. Such waves might be detectable soon, in current or planned satellite experiments that will probe for characteristic imprints in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background, or later with direct space-based interferometers. A positive...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorKrauss, Lawrence
dc.contributor.authorDodelson, Scott
dc.contributor.authorMeyer, Stephan
dc.date.accessioned2016-02-24T22:40:43Z
dc.identifier.issn0036-8075
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/98418
dc.description.abstractThe observation of primordial gravitational waves could provide a new and unique window on the earliest moments in the history of the universe and on possible new physics at energies many orders of magnitude beyond those accessible at particle accelerators. Such waves might be detectable soon, in current or planned satellite experiments that will probe for characteristic imprints in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background, or later with direct space-based interferometers. A positive detection could provide definitive evidence for inflation in the early universe and would constrain new physics from the grand unification scale to the Planck scale.
dc.publisherAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science
dc.sourceScience
dc.subjectKeywords: cosmic ray; cosmology; experimental study; gravity wave; interferometer; microwave radiation; particle motion; physical science; polarization; anisotropy; cosmos; electromagnetic field; electromagnetic radiation; gravity; interferometer; physics; polariza
dc.titlePrimordial gravitational waves and cosmology
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume328
dc.date.issued2010
local.identifier.absfor020103 - Cosmology and Extragalactic Astronomy
local.identifier.ariespublicationf5625xPUB13138
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationKrauss, Lawrence, College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationDodelson, Scott, Fermilab
local.contributor.affiliationMeyer, Stephan, University of Chicago
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.issue5981
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage989
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage992
local.identifier.doi10.1126/science.1179541
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T08:44:45Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-77953064503
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