Defect models of cosmic structure in light of the new CMB data
Andreas Albrecht
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.