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Volume 497, Number 2, April II 2009
Page(s) 343 - 346
Section Cosmology (including clusters of galaxies)
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/0004-6361/200911625
Published online 05 March 2009
A&A 497, 343-346 (2009)
DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/200911625

Kolmogorov cosmic microwave background sky

V. G. Gurzadyan1, A. E. Allahverdyan1, T. Ghahramanyan1, A. L. Kashin1, H. G. Khachatryan1, A. A. Kocharyan1, 2, H. Kuloghlian1, S. Mirzoyan1, E. Poghosian1, and G. Yegorian1

1  Yerevan Physics Institute and Yerevan State University, Yerevan, Armenia
    e-mail: gurzadya@icra.it
2  School of Mathematical Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Australia

Received 7 January 2009 / Accepted 20 January 2009

A new map of the sky representing the degree of randomness in the cosmic microwave background (CMB) temperature has been obtained. The map based on estimation of the Kolmogorov stochasticity parameter clearly distinguishes the contribution of the Galactic disk from the CMB and reveals regions of various degrees of randomness that can reflect the properties of inhomogeneities in the Universe. For example, among the high randomness regions is the southern non-Gaussian anomaly, the Cold Spot, with a stratification expected for the voids. Existence of its counterpart, a Northern Cold Spot with almost identical randomness properties among other low-temperature regions is revealed. By its informative power, Kolmogorov's map can be complementary to the CMB temperature and polarization sky maps.

Key words: cosmology: cosmic microwave background

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