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Constraining the physics of inflation with the CMB

Kendrick Smith

January 16, 2012

Abstract: The observational search for non-Gaussian statistics in the initial conditions of the universe is a powerful, multifaceted probe of the physics of inflation. In this talk I will outline the theory, describe different ideas for constraining primordial non-Gaussianity from observations, and present results from WMAP data.