The quality of CMB observations has improved dramatically in the last few years, and will continue to do so in the coming decade. Over a wide range of angular scales, the uncertainty due to instrumental noise is now small compared to the cosmic variance. One may claim with some justification that we have entered the era of precision CMB cosmology. However, some caution is still warranted: The errors due to residual foreground contamination in the CMB power spectrum and cosmological parameters remain largely unquantified, and the effect of these errors on important cosmological parameters such as the optical depth τ and spectral index ns is not obvious. A major goal for current CMB analysis efforts must therefore be to develop methods that allow us to propagate such uncertainties from the raw data through to the final products. Here we review a recently proposed method that may be a first step towards that goal.
|Titolo:||Bayesian foreground analysis with CMB data|
|Autori:||Eriksen, H. K.; Dickinson, C.; Lawrence, C. R.; Baccigalupi, C.; Banday, A. J.; Górski, K. M.; Hansen, F. K.; Pierpaoli, E.; Seiffert, M. D.|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2006|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||10.1016/j.newar.2006.09.027|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Journal article|