## Wednesday, October 17, 2012

### gravitational interaction of photons

why do gravitational interactions of (CMB) photons with the cosmic large-scale structure such as gravitational lensing or the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect conserve the Planckian shape of the photon energy distribution?

bonus question: what's $\sum_{i=0}^n{n\choose i}$ with the binomial coefficient ${n\choose i}=n!/i!/(n-i)!$?