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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto
1 to 7 June 2014, Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal


Cosmic Microwave Background
Valeria Pettorino

Lecture 1
  • Physics of the CMB: Thermal history & recombination
  • Oscillations and Boltzmann equation
  • Perturbations and harmonic expansion

Lecture 2
  • CMB Spectra
  • Polarization and CMB lensing
  • Status of observations (Planck + BICEP2 summary)