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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000076832

Cosmic Microwave Background as a Thermal Gas of SU(2) Photons: Implications for the High-z Cosmological Model and the Value of H₀

Hahn, Steffen; Hofmann, Ralf

Abstract:
Presently, we are facing a tension in the most basic cosmological parameter, the Hubble constant . This tension arises when fitting the Lambda-cold-dark-matter model (CDM) to the high-precision temperature-temperature (TT) power spectrum of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) and to local cosmological observations. We propose a resolution of this problem by postulating that the thermal photon gas of the CMB obeys an SU() rather than U() gauge principle, suggesting a high- cosmological model which is void of dark-matter. Observationally, we rely on precise low-frequency intensity measurements in the CMB spectrum and on a recent model independent (low-) extraction of the relation between the comoving sound horizon at the end of the baryon drag epoch and (). We point out that the commonly employed condition for baryon-velocity freeze-out is imprecise, judged by a careful inspection of the formal solution to the associated Euler equation. As a consequence, the above-mentioned tension actually transforms into a discrepancy. To make contact with successful low-  CDM cosmology we propose an interpolation based on percolated/depercol ... mehr


Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Kernphysik (IKP)
Publikationstyp Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Jahr 2017
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 1687-7357, 1687-7365
URN: urn:nbn:de:swb:90-768320
KITopen ID: 1000076832
Erschienen in Advances in high energy physics
Band 2017
Seiten 1–9
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