Special Issue "Cosmic Microwave Background"

A special issue of Universe (ISSN 2218-1997). This special issue belongs to the section "Cosmology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Zhiqi Huang
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Guest Editor
School of Physics and Astronomy, Sun Yat-sen University, 2 Daxue Rd., Tangjia, Zhuhai 519082, China
Interests: cosmic microwave background; dark energy; inflation
Prof. Dr. Pedro Pina Avelino
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Guest Editor
Department of Physics and Astronomy, Faculty of Sciences, University of Porto, and Institute of Astrophysics and Space Sciences (IA/CAUP), Rua das Estrelas, 4150-762 Porto, Portugal
Interests: cosmology; structure formation; cosmic defects; dark energy; dark matter; varying fundamental couplings; modified gravity

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the past three decades, measurements of temperature and polarization anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) have played a key role in the development of precision cosmology and our understanding of the early universe. The B-mode polarization of CMB is considered to be the unique probe of primordial gravitational waves on cosmological scales, the “smoking gun” of the inflationary paradigm. CMB secondary anisotropies correlated with the late-universe large scale structures are potentially a very powerful probe that helps to reveal the nature of the dark components of the universe. CMB spectral distortion contains information about energy injection in the early universe, which places bounds on the primordial abundance of supermassive black holes and other energy sources.

This Special Issue will collect contributions on the challenges, cutting-edge progresses, and future prospects of CMB science. The aim is to invite scientists all over the world to discuss and share their new ideas on how to utilize CMB to explore the physical cosmos. All original contributions are welcome.

Prof. Dr. Zhiqi Huang
Prof. Dr. Pedro Avelino
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • cosmic microwave background
  • primordial gravitational wave
  • early universe
  • inflation

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