Cosmic Neutrinos and Other Light Relics



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Abstract

Cosmic neutrinos carry a wealth of information about both cosmology and particle physics, but they are notoriously difficult to observe. Rapid advancement in measurements of the cosmic microwave background, however, have allowed us to indirectly constrain some properties of the cosmic neutrino background. I will discuss the current status and future prospects for improving constraints on cosmic neutrinos, focusing in part of the phase shift of acoustic peaks in the cosmic microwave background which results from neutrino fluctuations. I will also discuss how improved measurements from CMB-Stage IV will naturally constrain a wealth of beyond the standard model physics.