Defect models of cosmic structure in light of the new CMB data
Andreas Albrecht
Department of Physics, University of California, Davis, CA 95616


Abstract:
Defect models of cosmic structure formation have faced a number of difficult challenges over recent years. Yet interestingly, new CMB data does not show strong evidence for secondary oscillations in the anisotropy power. Here I review the current standing of the cosmic defect models of structure formation in light of the current data.