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Discovery of the hot Big Bang: What happened in 1948

Author(s): Peebles, P. James E.

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Abstract: The idea that the universe is filled with the thermal radiation now termed the Cosmic Microwave Background was discussed in eleven publications in the year 1948. These papers offer a detailed example of the process of development of a new and now very productive line of research, and of the confusion that can attend new ideas. The confusion in this case left a common misunderstanding of the considerations that motivated the idea of the sea of radiation.
Publication Date: Apr-2014
Electronic Publication Date: 10-Apr-2014
Citation: Peebles, Phillip James Edwin. (2014). Discovery of the hot Big Bang: What happened in 1948. EUROPEAN PHYSICAL JOURNAL H, 39 (205 - 223. doi:10.1140/epjh/e2014-50002-y
DOI: doi:10.1140/epjh/e2014-50002-y
ISSN: 2102-6459
EISSN: 2102-6467
Pages: 205 - 223
Type of Material: Journal Article
Version: Author's manuscript

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