Primordial gravitational waves and cosmology

Lawrence Krauss, Scott Dodelson, Stephan Meyer

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

27 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The observation of primordial gravitational waves could provide a new and unique window on the earliest moments in the history of the universe and on possible new physics at energies many orders of magnitude beyond those accessible at particle accelerators. Such waves might be detectable soon, in current or planned satellite experiments that will probe for characteristic imprints in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background, or later with direct space-based interferometers. A positive detection could provide definitive evidence for inflation in the early universe and would constrain new physics from the grand unification scale to the Planck scale.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)989-992
Number of pages4
JournalScience
Volume328
Issue number5981
DOIs
StatePublished - May 21 2010

Fingerprint

Physics
Particle Accelerators
Economic Inflation
Microwaves
History
Observation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General

Cite this

Krauss, L., Dodelson, S., & Meyer, S. (2010). Primordial gravitational waves and cosmology. Science, 328(5981), 989-992. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1179541

Primordial gravitational waves and cosmology. / Krauss, Lawrence; Dodelson, Scott; Meyer, Stephan.

In: Science, Vol. 328, No. 5981, 21.05.2010, p. 989-992.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Krauss, L, Dodelson, S & Meyer, S 2010, 'Primordial gravitational waves and cosmology', Science, vol. 328, no. 5981, pp. 989-992. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1179541
Krauss L, Dodelson S, Meyer S. Primordial gravitational waves and cosmology. Science. 2010 May 21;328(5981):989-992. https://doi.org/10.1126/science.1179541
Krauss, Lawrence ; Dodelson, Scott ; Meyer, Stephan. / Primordial gravitational waves and cosmology. In: Science. 2010 ; Vol. 328, No. 5981. pp. 989-992.
@article{39087c288ce54d4bb9580169e1666880,
title = "Primordial gravitational waves and cosmology",
abstract = "The observation of primordial gravitational waves could provide a new and unique window on the earliest moments in the history of the universe and on possible new physics at energies many orders of magnitude beyond those accessible at particle accelerators. Such waves might be detectable soon, in current or planned satellite experiments that will probe for characteristic imprints in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background, or later with direct space-based interferometers. A positive detection could provide definitive evidence for inflation in the early universe and would constrain new physics from the grand unification scale to the Planck scale.",
author = "Lawrence Krauss and Scott Dodelson and Stephan Meyer",
year = "2010",
month = "5",
day = "21",
doi = "10.1126/science.1179541",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "328",
pages = "989--992",
journal = "Science",
issn = "0036-8075",
publisher = "American Association for the Advancement of Science",
number = "5981",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Primordial gravitational waves and cosmology

AU - Krauss, Lawrence

AU - Dodelson, Scott

AU - Meyer, Stephan

PY - 2010/5/21

Y1 - 2010/5/21

N2 - The observation of primordial gravitational waves could provide a new and unique window on the earliest moments in the history of the universe and on possible new physics at energies many orders of magnitude beyond those accessible at particle accelerators. Such waves might be detectable soon, in current or planned satellite experiments that will probe for characteristic imprints in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background, or later with direct space-based interferometers. A positive detection could provide definitive evidence for inflation in the early universe and would constrain new physics from the grand unification scale to the Planck scale.

AB - The observation of primordial gravitational waves could provide a new and unique window on the earliest moments in the history of the universe and on possible new physics at energies many orders of magnitude beyond those accessible at particle accelerators. Such waves might be detectable soon, in current or planned satellite experiments that will probe for characteristic imprints in the polarization of the cosmic microwave background, or later with direct space-based interferometers. A positive detection could provide definitive evidence for inflation in the early universe and would constrain new physics from the grand unification scale to the Planck scale.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=77953064503&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=77953064503&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.1126/science.1179541

DO - 10.1126/science.1179541

M3 - Article

VL - 328

SP - 989

EP - 992

JO - Science

JF - Science

SN - 0036-8075

IS - 5981

ER -