Jul 5 – 10, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

Session

New Horizons in Cosmology with CMB Spectral Distortions

CM2
Jul 6, 2021, 9:30 AM

Conveners

New Horizons in Cosmology with CMB Spectral Distortions: Block 1

  • Jens Chluba (JBCA)
  • Andrea Ravenni (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester)

New Horizons in Cosmology with CMB Spectral Distortions: Block 2

  • Andrea Ravenni (Jodrell Bank Centre for Astrophysics, University of Manchester)
  • Jens Chluba (JBCA)

Description

The study of cosmic microwave background (CMB) has revolutionized Cosmology as a whole, granting us a fine and quantitative understanding of how our Universe works. In the upcoming years, precision spectroscopy, possible with existing technology, can give us access to a new dimension in CMB studies. Measurements of the small departures of the CMB energy spectrum from a perfect black-body — called CMB spectral distortions (SD) — will further our understanding of recombination, reionization and structure formation as well as dark matter and particle physics.
This session is meant to trace a path from the experimental prospect to new theoretical investigations that can make the most of precise SD measurements, bringing together experts in theory and observation. From the experimental point of view we aim at providing an overview of the observational projects that are currently being discussed — ranging from ground to lunar and to space ones — alongside a discussion about the challenges that will have to be faced and how to best address them. From the theoretical point of view the program will include review talks on the state-of-the art of SD science, with special attention to new directions that could provide the starting point for new studies.

Presentation materials

Joe Silk (IAP)
7/6/21, 9:36 AM
New Horizons in Cosmology with CMB Spectral Distortions
Invited talk in the parallel session

Abstract not provided.

Kaz Kohri (KEK)
7/6/21, 10:06 AM
New Horizons in Cosmology with CMB Spectral Distortions
Invited talk in the parallel session

I will review the current status of primordial black holes and their relation with spectral distortions.

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