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Cosmological parameters from the first results of Boomerang

Lange, A., Ade, Peter A. R., Bock, J., Bond, J., Borrill, J., Boscaleri, A., Coble, K., Crill, B., de Bernardis, P., Farese, P., Ferreira, P., Ganga, K., Giacometti, M., Hivon, E., Hristov, V., Iacoangeli, A., Jaffe, A., Martinis, L., Masi, S., Mauskopf, Philip Daniel, Melchiorri, A., Montroy, T., Netterfield, C., Pascale, Enzo, Piacentini, F., Pogosyan, D., Prunet, S., Rao, S., Romeo, G., Ruhl, J., Scaramuzzi, F. and Sforna, D. 2001. Cosmological parameters from the first results of Boomerang. Physical Review -Series D- 63 (4) , 042001. 10.1103/PhysRevD.63.042001

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The anisotropy of the cosmic microwave background radiation contains information about the contents and history of the universe. We report new limits on cosmological parameters derived from the angular power spectrum measured in the first Antarctic flight of the Boomerang experiment. Within the framework of models with adiabatic perturbations, and using only weakly restrictive prior probabilities on the age of the universe and the Hubble expansion parameter h, we find that the curvature is consistent with flat and that the primordial fluctuation spectrum is consistent with scale invariant, in agreement with the basic inflation paradigm. We find that the data prefer a baryon density Ωbh2 above, though similar to, the estimates from light element abundances and big bang nucleosynthesis. When combined with large scale structure observations, the Boomerang data provide clear detections of both dark matter and dark energy contributions to the total energy density Ωtot, independent of data from high-redshift supernovae.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Publisher: American Physical Society
ISSN: 0556-2821
Last Modified: 23 Jan 2020 03:59

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