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

Abstract

We analyze the broad-range shape of the monopole and quadrupole correlation functions of the BOSS Data Release 12 (DR12) CMASS and LOWZ galaxy sample to obtain constraints on the Hubble expansion rate H(z), the angular-diameter distance DA(z), the normalised growth rate f(z)σ 8(z), and the physical matter density Ω mh 2. In addition, 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, thus we develop a new methodology to speed up our analysis.

Authors:
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  1. Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC), Tenerife (Spain); Univ. de La Laguna (ULL), Tenerife (Spain); Univ. Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid (Spain); Leibniz-Institut fur Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Potsdam (Germany)
  2. Univ. Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid (Spain); Campus of International Excellence UAM+CSIC, Madrid (Spain); Univ. de Madrid (UAM), Madrid (Spain)
  3. The Ohio State Univ., Columbus, OH (United States); Univ. of Portsmouth, Portsmouth (United Kingdom)
  4. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China); Univ. of Portsmouth, Portsmouth (United Kingdom)
  5. Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (IAC), Tenerife (Spain); Univ. de La Laguna (ULL), Tenerife (Spain)
  6. Univ. Autonoma de Madrid, Madrid (Spain); Instituto de Astrofisica de Andalucia (CSIC), Granada (Spain)
  7. Sorbonne Univ., Paris (France); Univ. Pierre et Marie Curie, Paris (France)
  8. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Univ. of Portsmouth, Portsmouth (United Kingdom)
  9. Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, Cambridge, MA (United States)
  10. Univ.-Sternwarte Munchen, Munich (Germany); Max-Planck-Institut fur extraterrestrische Physik, Garching (Germany)
  11. Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
  12. Leibniz-Institut fur Astrophysik Potsdam (AIP), Potsdam (Germany); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); Univ. of California, Berkeley, CA (United States)
  13. Univ. of Portsmouth, Portsmouth (United Kingdom)
  14. Sejong Univ., Seoul (Korea)
  15. Kansas State Univ., Manhattan, KS (United States); Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Univ. of Portsmouth, Portsmouth (United Kingdom)
  16. Max-Planck-Institut fur extraterrestrische Physik, Garching (Germany)
  17. Carnegie Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA (United States)
  18. Brookhaven National Lab. (BNL), Upton, NY (United States)
  19. New York Univ. (NYU), NY (United States)
  20. Univ. of St. Andrews, St. Andrews (United Kingdom)
  21. Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (Mexico)
  22. Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States)
  23. King's College, Wilkes Barre, PA (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
OSTI Identifier:
1324269
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1377516
Report Number(s):
BNL-112529-2016-JA
Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711; KA2301020
Grant/Contract Number:
SC00112704; AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 461; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711
Publisher:
Royal Astronomical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; cosmology: observations; distance scale; large-scale structure of Universe; cosmological parameters

Citation Formats

Chia -Hsun Chuang, Pellejero-Ibanez, Marco, Rodriguez-Torres, Sergio, Ross, Ashley J., Zhao, Gong Bo, Wang, Yuting, Antonio J. Cuesta, Rubino-Martin, J. A., Prada, Francisco, Alam, Shadab, Beutler, Florian, Eisenstein, Daniel J., Gil-Martin, Hector, Grieb, Jan Kiklas, Ho, Shirley, Kitaura, Francisco -Shu, Percival, Will J., Rossi, Graziano, Salazar-Albornoz, Salvador, Samushia, Lado, Sanchez, Ariel G., Satpathy, Siddharth, Slosar, Anze, Tinker, Jeremy L., Tojeiro, Rita, Vargas-Magana, Mariana, Vazquez, Jose A., Brownstein, Joel R., Nichol, Robert C., and Olmstead, Matthew D. The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: Single-probe measurements from DR12 galaxy clustering – towards an accurate model. United States: N. p., 2016. Web. doi:10.1093/mnras/stw1535.
Chia -Hsun Chuang, Pellejero-Ibanez, Marco, Rodriguez-Torres, Sergio, Ross, Ashley J., Zhao, Gong Bo, Wang, Yuting, Antonio J. Cuesta, Rubino-Martin, J. A., Prada, Francisco, Alam, Shadab, Beutler, Florian, Eisenstein, Daniel J., Gil-Martin, Hector, Grieb, Jan Kiklas, Ho, Shirley, Kitaura, Francisco -Shu, Percival, Will J., Rossi, Graziano, Salazar-Albornoz, Salvador, Samushia, Lado, Sanchez, Ariel G., Satpathy, Siddharth, Slosar, Anze, Tinker, Jeremy L., Tojeiro, Rita, Vargas-Magana, Mariana, Vazquez, Jose A., Brownstein, Joel R., Nichol, Robert C., & Olmstead, Matthew D. The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: Single-probe measurements from DR12 galaxy clustering – towards an accurate model. United States. doi:10.1093/mnras/stw1535.
Chia -Hsun Chuang, Pellejero-Ibanez, Marco, Rodriguez-Torres, Sergio, Ross, Ashley J., Zhao, Gong Bo, Wang, Yuting, Antonio J. Cuesta, Rubino-Martin, J. A., Prada, Francisco, Alam, Shadab, Beutler, Florian, Eisenstein, Daniel J., Gil-Martin, Hector, Grieb, Jan Kiklas, Ho, Shirley, Kitaura, Francisco -Shu, Percival, Will J., Rossi, Graziano, Salazar-Albornoz, Salvador, Samushia, Lado, Sanchez, Ariel G., Satpathy, Siddharth, Slosar, Anze, Tinker, Jeremy L., Tojeiro, Rita, Vargas-Magana, Mariana, Vazquez, Jose A., Brownstein, Joel R., Nichol, Robert C., and Olmstead, Matthew D. Sun . "The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: Single-probe measurements from DR12 galaxy clustering – towards an accurate model". United States. doi:10.1093/mnras/stw1535. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1324269.
@article{osti_1324269,
title = {The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: Single-probe measurements from DR12 galaxy clustering – towards an accurate model},
author = {Chia -Hsun Chuang and Pellejero-Ibanez, Marco and Rodriguez-Torres, Sergio and Ross, Ashley J. and Zhao, Gong Bo and Wang, Yuting and Antonio J. Cuesta and Rubino-Martin, J. A. and Prada, Francisco and Alam, Shadab and Beutler, Florian and Eisenstein, Daniel J. and Gil-Martin, Hector and Grieb, Jan Kiklas and Ho, Shirley and Kitaura, Francisco -Shu and Percival, Will J. and Rossi, Graziano and Salazar-Albornoz, Salvador and Samushia, Lado and Sanchez, Ariel G. and Satpathy, Siddharth and Slosar, Anze and Tinker, Jeremy L. and Tojeiro, Rita and Vargas-Magana, Mariana and Vazquez, Jose A. and Brownstein, Joel R. and Nichol, Robert C. and Olmstead, Matthew D.},
abstractNote = {We analyze the broad-range shape of the monopole and quadrupole correlation functions of the BOSS Data Release 12 (DR12) CMASS and LOWZ galaxy sample to obtain constraints on the Hubble expansion rate H(z), the angular-diameter distance DA(z), the normalised growth rate f(z)σ8(z), and the physical matter density Ωmh2. In addition, 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, thus we develop a new methodology to speed up our analysis.},
doi = {10.1093/mnras/stw1535},
journal = {Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
number = 4,
volume = 461,
place = {United States},
year = {Sun Jun 26 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Sun Jun 26 00:00:00 EDT 2016}
}

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