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Authors: De Troia, G.* 
Ade, P. A. R.* 
Bock, J. J.* 
Bond, J. R.* 
Borrill, J.* 
Boscaleri, A.* 
Cabella, P.* 
Contaldi, C. R.* 
Crill, B. P.* 
De Bernardis, P.* 
De Gasperis, G.* 
De Oliveira-Costa, A.* 
Di Stefano, G.* 
Ferreira, P. G.* 
Hivon, E.* 
Jaffe, A.* 
Kisner, T.* 
Kunz, M.* 
Jones, W. C.* 
Lange, A. E.* 
Masi, S.* 
Mauskopf, P. D.* 
MacTavish, C.* 
Melchiorri, A.* 
Montroy, T.* 
Natoli, P.* 
Netterfield, C. B.* 
Pascale, E.* 
Piacentini, F.* 
Pogosyan, D.* 
Polenta, G.* 
Prunet, S.* 
Ricciardi, S.* 
Romeo, G.* 
Ruhl, J. E.* 
Santini, P.* 
Tegmark, M.* 
Veneziani, M.* 
Vittorio, N.* 
Title: Searching for non-Gaussian signals in the BOOMERanG 2003 CMB map: Preliminary results
Journal: New Astronomy Reviews 
Series/Report no.: 3-4/51(2007)
Publisher: Elsevier B.V.
Issue Date: 1-Dec-2007
DOI: 10.1016/j.newar.2006.11.064
Keywords: cosmology
cosmic microwave background
Subject Classification05. General::05.07. Space and Planetary sciences::05.07.99. General or miscellaneous 
Abstract: We analyze the BOOMERanG 2003 (B03) 145 GHz temperature map to constrain the amplitude of a non Gaussian, primordial contribution to CMB fluctuations. We perform a pixel space analysis restricted to a portion of the map chosen in view of high sensitivity, very low foreground contamination and tight control of systematic effects. We set up an estimator based on the three Minkowski functionals which relies on high quality simulated data, including non Gaussian CMB maps. We find good agreement with the Gaussian hypothesis and derive the first limits based on BOOMERanG data for the non linear coupling parameter fNL as −300 < fNL < 650 at 68% CL and −800 < fNL < 1050 at 95% CL.
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