Parity in the CMB: Space Oddity

Assaf Ben-David, Ely D. Kovetz, Nissan Itzhaki

Research output: Contribution to conferencePaperpeer-review


We search the CMB sky for a direction that exhibits parity symmetry under reflections through a plane. We mask outlying regions in the Galactic plane and find a distinct direction of odd parity at a significance level of above 3.5σ.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2012
Externally publishedYes
Event47th Rencontres de Moriond on Cosmology 2012 - La Thuile, Italy
Duration: 10 Mar 201217 Mar 2012


Conference47th Rencontres de Moriond on Cosmology 2012
CityLa Thuile

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


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