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Microwaves are Everywhere "CMB: Hiding in Plain Sight"

Siegel, Peter H. (2020) Microwaves are Everywhere "CMB: Hiding in Plain Sight". IEEE Journal of Microwaves . ISSN 2692-8388. (In Press)

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This article is the first in a continuing series of general interest papers on the applications of microwaves in areas of science and technology that might not be evident to the casual observer. What better topic to start the series than an introduction to the most pervasive microwave field in the universe: the cosmic microwave background (CMB). The prediction, discovery and importance of the CMB from a microwave engineering perspective are reviewed and discussed.

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Additional Information:© 2020 IEEE. This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License. Received 13 August 2020; revised 8 September 2020. The author thanks Dr. Heather Lee, Pasadena, CA, USA, for discussions on relativity and initial review. He also thanks and appreciates a read-through of the initial submitted manuscript by Dr. John Mather with returned comments, corrections and many excellent suggestions for improving the article. The author highly recommends two excellent books and a chapter/review article with lots of technical details and references: Book Chapter: John Mather, Gary Hinshaw and Lyman Page, “Cosmic Microwave Background,” Chapter 13 in T.D. Oswalt, Planets, Stars and Stellar Systems, Springer, Dordrecht, pp. 609-684, c. 2013. [90]. Full text (specifically recommended by Dr. John Mather): P. James E. Peebles, Lyman A. Page and R. Bruce Partridge, Editors, “Finding the Big Bang,” Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, UK, c. 2009. ISBN-13: 978-0521519823 [91]. Interested lay readers are highly encouraged to access the excellent book by University of Cardiff astronomer, Rhodri Evans, from which much of this article is structured, “The Cosmic Microwave Background, How it Changed our Understanding of the Universe,” Springer Int. ub., Switzerland, c. 2015. ISSN 2197-6651 (electronic), doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-09928-6 [35].
Subject Keywords:CMB, cosmic microwave background, microwave applications, microwave science
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