Ervin Goldfain. Evidence for Fractional Neutrinos in Cosmological Observations?
Submitted on: Aug 10, 2013, 10:01:56
Natural Sciences / Physics / Particle physics
Description: Correlations of temperature fluctuations in the Cosmic Microwave Background are a signature of the effective number of neutrino flavors present in the era of recombination (Neff). The Standard Model of particle physics (SM) constrains Neff to be precisely three and all observations to-date are indeed compatible with this number. However, recent cosmological data consistently hint that Neff is somewhat larger than three. These findings may be the first tentative evidence for exotic matter with non-integer number of quanta per state, as first postulated by the author in 2006.
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