AAS 205th Meeting, 9-13 January 2005
Session 154 The Planck Mission
Special Session, Thursday, January 13, 2005, 10:00-11:30am, Town and Country

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[154.02] Cosmological Science Enabled by Planck, Part 1

M. White (UC, Berkeley)

Planck will provide the first ultra-precise measurement of the higher peaks in the CMB power spectra and the damping tail. In this talk I will review the basic physics contained in the higher peaks and the damping tail, describe what we learn from a detailed picture of these features and how that teaches us about the matter density, the power spectrum of the high redshift universe, inflation, and dark energy.

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