Centrum Astronomii
Wydział Fizyki, Astronomii i Informatyki Stosowanej, Uniwersytet Mikołaja Kopernika

A Hint of Poincaré Dodecahedral Topology in the WMAP First Year Sky Map


Several analyses of the cosmic microwave background map made by the satellite WMAP suggest that the global shape of a spatial section of the Universe is that of a Poincaré dodecahedral space. A summary of some of these analyses and a description of independent tests which should be able to either increase confidence in the hypothesis or else refute it to extremely high significance will be presented.

Słowa kluczowe
Mathematical And Relativistic Aspects Of Cosmology, Background Radiations, Observational Cosmology