Cosmological measurements from angular power spectra analysis of BOSS DR12 tomography

Arthur Loureiro, Bruno Moraes, Filipe B. Abdalla, Andrei Cuceu, Michael McLeod, Lorne Whiteway, Sreekumar T. Balan, Aurélien Benoit-Lévy, Ofer Lahav, Marc Manera, Richard P. Rollins, Henrique S. Xavier

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Abstract

© 2019 The Author 2019. Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of The Royal Astronomical Society. We constrain cosmological parameters by analysing the angular power spectra of the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey DR12 galaxies, a spectroscopic follow-up of around 1.3 million SDSS galaxies over 9376 deg2 with an effective volume of ∼6.5 (Gpc h-1)3 in the redshift range 0.15 ≤ z < 0.80. We split this sample into 13 tomographic bins (Δz = 0.05); angular power spectra were calculated using a Pseudo-Cℓ estimator, and covariance matrices were estimated using lognormal simulated maps. Cosmological constraints obtained from these data were combined with constraints from Planck cosmic microwave background experiment as well as the JLA supernovae compilation. Considering a wCDM cosmological model measured on scales up to kmax = 0.07h Mpc-1, we constrain a constant dark energy equation-of-state with an ∼ 4 error at the 1σ level: w_0 =-0.993 +0.046-0.043}, together with ωm = 0.330 ± 0.012, ωb = 0.0505 ± 0.002, S_8 σ 8\Ωm/0.3 = 0.863 0.016, and h = 0.661 ± 0.012. For the same combination of data sets, but now considering a ΛCDM (lambda cold dark matter) model with massive neutrinos and the same scale cut, we find ωm = 0.328 ± 0.009, Ω b = 0.05017{+0.0009-0.0008}, S8 = 0.862 ± 0.017, and h = 0.663-+0.006-0.007, and a 95 per cent credible interval (CI) upper limit of ν < 0.14 eV for a normal hierarchy. These results are competitive if not better than standard analyses with the same data set, and demonstrate that this should be a method of choice for future surveys, opening the door for their full exploitation in cross-correlation probes.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)326-355
Number of pages30
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Volume485
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2019

Keywords

  • cosmology: observations
  • dark energy
  • large-scale structure of Universe
  • neutrinos
  • MASSIVE NEUTRINOS
  • LUMINOUS RED GALAXIES
  • STATISTICAL-ANALYSIS
  • EXTRAGALACTIC OBJECTS
  • OSCILLATION SPECTROSCOPIC SURVEY
  • PARAMETER CONSTRAINTS
  • DIGITAL SKY SURVEY
  • MICROWAVE BACKGROUND ANISOTROPY
  • BARYON ACOUSTIC-OSCILLATIONS
  • CROSS-CORRELATION

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