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Ade, P. A. R.; Aghanim, N.; Arnaud, M.; Ashdown, M. and Dolag, K. (2016): Planck 2015 results. XIII. Cosmological parameters. In: Astronomy & Astrophysics, Vol. 594, A13

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This paper presents cosmological results based on full-mission Planck observations of temperature and polarization anisotropies of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) radiation. Our results are in very good agreement with the 2013 analysis of the Planck nominal-mission temperature data, but with increased precision. The temperature and polarization power spectra are consistent with the standard spatially-flat 6-parameter Lambda CDM cosmology with a power-law spectrum of adiabatic scalar perturbations (denoted "base Lambda CDM" in this paper). From the Planck temperature data combined with Planck lensing, for this cosmology we find a Hubble constant, H-0 = (67.8 +/- 0.9) km s(-1)Mpc(-1), a matter density parameter Omega(m) = 0.308 +/- 0.012, and a tilted scalar spectral index with ns = 0.968 +/- 0.006, consistent with the 2013 analysis. Note that in this abstract we quote 68% confidence limits on measured parameters and 95% upper limits on other parameters. We present the first results of polarization measurements with the Low Frequency Instrument at large angular scales. Combined with the Planck temperature and lensing data, these measurements give a reionization optical depth of tau = 0.066 +/- 0.016, corresponding to a reionization redshift of z(re) = 8.8(-1.4)(+1.7) These results are consistent with those from WMAP polarization measurements cleaned for dust emission using 353-GHz polarization maps from the High Frequency Instrument. We find no evidence for any departure from base Lambda CDM in the neutrino sector of the theory;for example, combining Planck observations with other astrophysical data we find N-eff = 3.15 +/- 0.23 for the effective number of relativistic degrees of freedom, consistent with the value N-eff = 3.046 of the Standard Model of particle physics. The sum of neutrino masses is constrained to Sigma m(v) < 0.23 eV. The spatial curvature of our Universe is found to be very close to zero, with vertical bar Omega(K)vertical bar < 0.005. Adding a tensor component as a single-parameter extension to base Lambda CDM we find an upper limit on the tensor-to-scalar ratio of r(0.002) < 0.11, consistent with the Planck 2013 results and consistent with the B-mode polarization constraints from a joint analysis of BICEP2, Keck Array, and Planck (BKP) data. Adding the BKP B-mode data to our analysis leads to a tighter constraint of r(0.002) < 0.09 and disfavours inflationary models with a V(phi) proportional to phi(2) potential. The addition of Planck polarization data leads to strong constraints on deviations from a purely adiabatic spectrum of fluctuations. We find no evidence for any contribution from isocurvature perturbations or from cosmic defects. Combining Planck data with other astrophysical data, including Type Ia supernovae, the equation of state of dark energy is constrained to w = -1.006 +/- 0.045, consistent with the expected value for a cosmological constant. The standard big bang nucleosynthesis predictions for the helium and deuterium abundances for the best-fit Planck base Lambda CDM cosmology are in excellent agreement with observations. We also constraints on annihilating dark matter and on possible deviations from the standard recombination history. In neither case do we find no evidence for new physics. The Planck results for base Lambda CDM are in good agreement with baryon acoustic oscillation data and with the JLA sample of Type Ia supernovae. However, as in the 2013 analysis, the amplitude of the fluctuation spectrum is found to be higher than inferred from some analyses of rich cluster counts and weak gravitational lensing. We show that these tensions cannot easily be resolved with simple modifications of the base Lambda CDM cosmology. Apart from these tensions, the base Lambda CDM cosmology provides an excellent description of the Planck CMB observations and many other astrophysical data sets.

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