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