- University of Sussex
- Royal Observatory, Edinburgh
The BICEP2 collaboration recently announced detection of polarization patterns in the cosmic microwave background characteristic of primordial gravitational waves. This talk will describe the context and main results from BICEP2 and outline their significance in supporting and constraining cosmological models, particularly the inflationary cosmology.
BICEP2 and inflationary gravitational waves
School of Physics and Astronomy
James Clerk Maxwell Building, 4305
Peter Guthrie Tait Road