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Techniques for the Analysis and Understanding of Cosmic Evolution

Abstract The Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) has provided precise information on the evolution of the Universe and the current cosmological paradigm. The CMB has not yet provided definitive information on the origin and strength of any primordial magnetic fields or how they affect the presence of magnetic fields observed throughout the cosmos. This work outlines an alternative method to investigating and identifying the presence of cosmic magnetic fields. This method searches for Faraday Rotation (FR) and specifically uses polarized CMB photons as back-light. I find that current generation CMB experiments may be not sensitive enough to detect FR but next generation experiments should be able to make highly significant detections. Identifying FR w... (more)
Created Date 2018
Contributor Kolopanis, Matthew (Author) / Bowman, Judd (Advisor) / Mauskopf, Philip (Advisor) / Lunardini, Cecilia (Committee member) / Chamberlin, Ralph (Committee member) / Vachaspati, Tanmay (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Physics / Astronomy / 21cm / cosmic background radiation / early universe / radio astronomy / reionization
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 171 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Physics 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
Additional Formats MODS / OAI Dublin Core / RIS

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