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Durham University

Department of Physics

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Publication details for Prof Sir Arnold Wolfendale

Wibig, T & Wolfendale, AW (2005). Cosmic rays and cosmology. International Journal Of Modern Physics A 20(29): 6612-6620.
  • Publication type: Journal Article
  • ISSN/ISBN: 0217-751X
  • Keywords: cosmic rays; cosmology; microwave background

Author(s) from Durham


Two aspects of cosmic rays and cosmology are considered here. Firstly,
the relevance of extragalactic cosmic rays to the radiation - and
magnetic - fields in the Universe and secondly the contribution of
Galactic cosmic rays (or other entities allied to them) to the
'foreground' in analysis of the cosmic microwave background (CMB).
Concerning the latter, we present evidence strongly suggesting that the
foreground is, indeed, important. Coupled with the demonstration of
asymmetries, of Galactic form, in the CMB maps the case for changes to
the presently-derived cosmological parameters is strong.