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dc.contributor.advisorAlan H. Guth.en_US
dc.contributor.authorButtz, Catalina M. (Catalina Marie)en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-05-15T20:25:23Z
dc.date.available2006-05-15T20:25:23Z
dc.date.copyright2001en_US
dc.date.issued2004en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/32722
dc.descriptionThesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Physics, June 2004.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 47-49).en_US
dc.description.abstractThis thesis makes predictions for the temperature anisotropy spectrum of the CMB under the supernatural inflation model class [17] and compares these predictions against the Boomerang 98 data [5], using the Lange et. al [11] cosmological parameter estimations for an [Omega]tot = 1 universe. This was implemented by creating a modified version of CMBFAST [19] which could accommodate a two-field inflation model. A series of codes were compiled, both with and without modifications, to determine the effect of the supernatural primordial spectrum spike on CMB simulations at the Planck, GUT and Intermediate energy scales, where the inflaton field has renormalizable couplings to other fields. While the spike's effects at lMpc were found to be negligible, the detailed calculations of the scalar spectral index, ns, demonstrate that the energy scale most favored by Randall et. al on particle physics grounds, is actually the one most tightly constrained by observation.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Catalina M. Buttz.en_US
dc.format.extent49 leavesen_US
dc.format.extent3278982 bytes
dc.format.extent3279312 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectPhysics.en_US
dc.titleCosmic microwave background predictions of supernatural inflationen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.B.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Physics.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Physics
dc.identifier.oclc56051319en_US


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