The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: single-probe measurements from DR12 galaxy clustering - towards an accurate model

DOI: 
10.1093/mnras/stx1641
Publication date: 
01/10/2017
Main author: 
Chuang, Chia-Hsun
IAA authors: 
Prada, Francisco
Authors: 
Chuang, Chia-Hsun;Pellejero-Ibanez, Marcos;Rodríguez-Torres, Sergio;Ross, Ashley J.;Zhao, Gong-bo;Wang, Yuting;Cuesta, Antonio J.;Rubiño-Martín, J. A.;Prada, Francisco;Alam, Shadab;Beutler, Florian;Eisenstein, Daniel J.;Gil-Marín, Héctor;Grieb, Jan Niklas;Ho, Shirley;Kitaura, Francisco-Shu;Percival, Will J.;Rossi, Graziano;Salazar-Albornoz, Salvador;Samushia, Lado;Sánchez, Ariel G.;Satpathy, Siddharth;Slosar, Anže;Thomas, Daniel;Tinker, Jeremy L.;Tojeiro, Rita;Vargas-Magaña, Mariana;Vazquez, Jose A.;Brownstein, Joel R.;Nichol, Robert C.;Olmstead, Matthew D.
Journal: 
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Refereed: 
Yes
Publication type: 
Article
Volume: 
471
Pages: 
2370-2390
Abstract: 

We analyse the broad-range shape of the monopole and quadrupole correlation functions of the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey Data Release 12 (DR12) CMASS and LOWZ galaxy sample to obtain constraints on the Hubble expansion rate H(z), the angular-diameter distance D<SUB>A</SUB>(z), the normalized growth rate f(z)σ<SUB>8</SUB>(z) and the physical matter density Ω<SUB>m</SUB> h<SUP>2</SUP>. We adopt wide and flat priors on all model parameters in order to ensure the results are those of a 'single-probe' galaxy clustering analysis. We also marginalize over three nuisance terms that account for potential observational systematics affecting the measured monopole. However, such Monte Carlo Markov Chain analysis is computationally expensive for advanced theoretical models. We develop a new methodology to speed up the analysis. Using the range 40 h<SUP>-1</SUP> Mpc 〈 s 〈 180 h<SUP>-1</SUP> Mpc, we obtain {D<SUB>A</SUB>(z)r<SUB>s,fid</SUB>/r<SUB>s</SUB> (Mpc), H(z)r<SUB>s</SUB>/r<SUB>s,fid</SUB> km s<SUP>-1</SUP> Mpc<SUP>-1</SUP>, f(z)σ<SUB>8</SUB>(z), Ω<SUB>m</SUB> h<SUP>2</SUP>} = {956 ± 28, 75.0 ± 4.0, 0.397 ± 0.073, 0.143 ± 0.017} at z = 0.32 and {1421 ± 23, 96.7 ± 2.7, 0.497 ± 0.058, 0.137 ± 0.015} at z = 0.59 where r<SUB>s</SUB> is the comoving sound horizon at the drag epoch and r<SUB>s,fid</SUB> = 147.66 Mpc for the fiducial cosmology used in this study. Combining our measurements with Planck data, we obtain Ω<SUB>m</SUB> = 0.306 ± 0.009, H<SUB>0</SUB> = 67.9 ± 0.7 km s<SUP>-1</SUP> Mpc<SUP>-1</SUP> and σ<SUB>8</SUB> = 0.815 ± 0.009 assuming Λcold dark matter (CDM); Ω<SUB>k</SUB> = 0.000 ± 0.003 and w = -1.02 ± 0.08 assuming owCDM. Our results show no tension with the flat ΛCDM cosmological paradigm. This paper is part of a set that analyses the final galaxy clustering data set from Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey.

Database: 
ADS
SCOPUS
URL: 
https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85034117457&doi=10.1093%2fmnras%2fstx1641&partnerID=40&md5=0c3627b231a5efbf26907cd64e9c4c03
ADS Bibcode: 
2017MNRAS.471.2370C
Keywords: 
cosmological parameters;distance scale;large-scale structure of Universe;cosmology: observations;Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics