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The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) has just released its 5-year data.  Eiichiro Komatsu, a member of the WMAP team, gave two talks on the new data release, as part of two cosmology workshops at PI.

The Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) collaboration has just released its 5-year data. Eiichiro Komatsu, a member of the WMAP team, gave two talks on the new data release, as part of Perimeter Institute’s workshops on Novel Theories of the Early Universe (March 6-8) and Origins and Observations of Primordial Non-Gaussianity (March 8-10).

The talks are now posted on PIRSA, the permenant, free, searchable and citable archive of seminars recorded at Perimeter Institute. To access the PIRSA recordings click on the titles below.

Eiichiro Komatsu’s talks include:

Lecture title: WMAP 5-year Results: Implications for Inflation

Thursday, March 6, 9:30am, Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas

Lecture title: WMAP 5-year Results: Measurement of f_NL

Saturday, March 8, 2:10 pm, Mike Lazaridis Theatre of Ideas


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