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Title: Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: A Precise H 0 Estimate from DES Y1, BAO, and D/H Data

Abstract

Here, we combine Dark Energy Survey Year 1 clustering and weak lensing data with Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO) and Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) experiments to constrain the Hubble constant. Assuming a flat $$\Lambda$$CDM model with minimal neutrino mass ($$\sum m_\nu = 0.06$$ eV) we find $$H_0=67.2^{+1.2}_{-1.0}$$ km/s/Mpc (68% CL). This result is completely independent of Hubble constant measurements based on the distance ladder, Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) anisotropies (both temperature and polarization), and strong lensing constraints. There are now five data sets that: a) have no shared observational systematics; and b) each constrain the Hubble constant with a few percent level precision. We compare these five independent measurements, and find that, as a set, the differences between them are significant at the $$2.1\sigma$$ level ($$\chi^2/dof=20.1/11$$, probability to exceed=4%). This difference is low enough that we consider the data sets statistically consistent with each other. The best fit Hubble constant obtained by combining all five data sets is $$H_0 = 69.1^{+0.4}_{-0.6}$$ km/s/Mpc.

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  1. Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Casilla 603, La Serena, Chile
  2. Department of Physics and Electronics, Rhodes University, PO Box 94, Grahamstown 6140, South Africa; Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
  3. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P. O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA
  4. LSST, 933 North Cherry Avenue, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
  5. Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA; Institute of Physics, Laboratory of Astrophysics, École Polytechnique Fédérale 55 de Lausanne (EPFL), Observatoire de Sauverny, 1290 Versoix, Switzerland
  6. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P. O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA; Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA; Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
  7. Observatories of the Carnegie Institution of Washington, 813 Santa Barbara St, Pasadena, CA 91101, USA
  8. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
  9. CNRS, UMR 7095, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris, France; Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7095, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris, France
  10. Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
  11. Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology, P. O. Box 2450, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
  12. Observatório Nacional, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro RJ - 20921-400, Brazil; Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia - LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro RJ - 20921-400, Brazil
  13. Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois, 1002 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801, USA; National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 West Clark St., Urbana, IL 61801, USA
  14. Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Campus UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain
  15. Institute of Space Sciences, IEEC-CSIC, Campus UAB, Carrer de Can Magrans, s/n, E-08193 Barcelona, Spain
  16. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA; Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA; High Energy Physics Division, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Argonne, IL 60439, USA
  17. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA; Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
  18. Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology, P. O. Box 2450, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
  19. Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology, P. O. Box 2450, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA; Department of Physics, Stanford University, 382 Via Pueblo Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
  20. Department of Physics, IIT Hyderabad, Kandi, Telangana 502285, India
  21. Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Scheiner str 1, D-81679 Munich, Germany; Excellence Cluster Universe, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany
  22. Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA; Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
  23. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P. O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA; Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
  24. Instituto de Fisica Teorica UAM/CSIC, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, E-28049 Madrid, Spain
  25. Universitäts-Sternwarte, Fakultät für Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Scheiner str 1, D-81679München, Germany; Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK; Kavli Institute for Cosmology, University of Cambridge, Madingley Road, Cambridge CB3 0HA, UK
  26. Department of Physics & Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK; Department of Physics, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 16, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland
  27. Department of Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA; Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
  28. Universitäts-Sternwarte, Fakultät für Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Scheiner str 1, D-81679München, Germany; Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Giessenbachstrasse, D-85748 Garching, Germany
  29. Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
  30. Astronomy Department, University of Washington, Box 351580, Seattle, WA 98195, USA
  31. Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
  32. National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 West Clark St., Urbana, IL 61801, USA
  33. Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, 4800 Oak Grove Dr., Pasadena, CA 91109, USA
  34. Australian Astronomical Observatory, North Ryde NSW 2113, Australia
  35. Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439, USA
  36. Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ, UK
  37. Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia - LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro RJ - 20921-400, Brazil; Departamento de Física Matemática, Instituto de Física, Universidade de São Paulo, CP 66318, São Paulo SP 05314-970, Brazil
  38. Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris, France
  39. Department of Physics and Astronomy, George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
  40. Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Campus UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain; Institució Catalana de Recerca i Estudis Avançats, E-08010 Barcelona, Spain
  41. Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Scheiner str 1, D-81679 Munich, Germany; Excellence Cluster Universe, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany; Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Giessenbachstrasse, D-85748 Garching, Germany
  42. Dunlap Institute for Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Toronto, 50 St George St, Toronto ON M5S 3H4, Canada
  43. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA
  44. Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 85721, USA
  45. School of Physics, University of Melbourne, Parkville VIC 3010, Australia
  46. SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
  47. Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
  48. Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), Madrid, Spain
  49. Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
  50. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Bldg 510, Upton, NY 11973, USA
  51. School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
  52. Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia - LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro RJ - 20921-400, Brazil; Instituto de Física Gleb Wataghin, Universidade Estadual de Campinas, 13083-859, SP, Campinas, Brazil
  53. Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
  54. Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK
  55. Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics & Cosmology, P. O. Box 2450, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA; SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA; Department of Physics, Stanford University, 382 Via Pueblo Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
  56. Excellence Cluster Universe, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany; Universitäts-Sternwarte, Fakultät für Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Scheiner str 1, D-81679München, Germany; Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Giessenbachstrasse, D-85748 Garching, Germany
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States); Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States); SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Contributing Org.:
The Dark Energy Survey and the South Pole Telescope Collaborations
OSTI Identifier:
1465605
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1410791
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-17-482-AE; arXiv:1711.00403
Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711; 1633743
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359; SC0015975
Resource Type:
Journal Article: Published Article
Journal Name:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 480; Journal Issue: 3; Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711
Publisher:
Royal Astronomical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; cosmological parameters; cosmology: observations; distance scale

Citation Formats

Abbott, T. M. C., Abdalla, F. B., Annis, J., Bechtol, K., Blazek, J., Benson, B. A., Bernstein, R. A., Bernstein, G. M., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Burke, D. L., Carnero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, M., Carretero, J., Castander, F. J., Chang, C. L., Crawford, T. M., Cunha, C. E., D’Andrea, C. B., da Costa, L. N., Davis, C., DeRose, J., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Dietrich, J. P., Doel, P., Drlica-Wagner, A., Evrard, A. E., Fernandez, E., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Frieman, J., García-Bellido, J., Gaztanaga, E., Gerdes, D. W., Giannantonio, T., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R. A., Gschwend, J., Gutierrez, G., Hartley, W. G., Henning, J. W., Honscheid, K., Hoyle, B., Huterer, D., Jain, B., James, D. J., Jarvis, M., Jeltema, T., Johnson, M. D., Johnson, M. W. G., Krause, E., Kuehn, K., Kuhlmann, S., Kuropatkin, N., Lahav, O., Liddle, A. R., Lima, M., Lin, H., MacCrann, N., Maia, M. A. G., Manzotti, A., March, M., Marshall, J. L., Miquel, R., Mohr, J. J., Natoli, T., Nugent, P., Ogando, R. L. C., Park, Y., Plazas, A. A., Reichardt, C. L., Reil, K., Roodman, A., Ross, A. J., Rozo, E., Rykoff, E. S., Sanchez, E., Scarpine, V., Schubnell, M., Scolnic, D., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Sheldon, E., Smith, M., Smith, R. C., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Tarle, G., Thomas, D., Troxel, M. A., Walker, A. R., Wechsler, R. H., Weller, J., Wester, W., Wu, W. L. K., and Zuntz, J. Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: A Precise H0 Estimate from DES Y1, BAO, and D/H Data. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1093/mnras/sty1939.
Abbott, T. M. C., Abdalla, F. B., Annis, J., Bechtol, K., Blazek, J., Benson, B. A., Bernstein, R. A., Bernstein, G. M., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Burke, D. L., Carnero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, M., Carretero, J., Castander, F. J., Chang, C. L., Crawford, T. M., Cunha, C. E., D’Andrea, C. B., da Costa, L. N., Davis, C., DeRose, J., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Dietrich, J. P., Doel, P., Drlica-Wagner, A., Evrard, A. E., Fernandez, E., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Frieman, J., García-Bellido, J., Gaztanaga, E., Gerdes, D. W., Giannantonio, T., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R. A., Gschwend, J., Gutierrez, G., Hartley, W. G., Henning, J. W., Honscheid, K., Hoyle, B., Huterer, D., Jain, B., James, D. J., Jarvis, M., Jeltema, T., Johnson, M. D., Johnson, M. W. G., Krause, E., Kuehn, K., Kuhlmann, S., Kuropatkin, N., Lahav, O., Liddle, A. R., Lima, M., Lin, H., MacCrann, N., Maia, M. A. G., Manzotti, A., March, M., Marshall, J. L., Miquel, R., Mohr, J. J., Natoli, T., Nugent, P., Ogando, R. L. C., Park, Y., Plazas, A. A., Reichardt, C. L., Reil, K., Roodman, A., Ross, A. J., Rozo, E., Rykoff, E. S., Sanchez, E., Scarpine, V., Schubnell, M., Scolnic, D., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Sheldon, E., Smith, M., Smith, R. C., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Tarle, G., Thomas, D., Troxel, M. A., Walker, A. R., Wechsler, R. H., Weller, J., Wester, W., Wu, W. L. K., & Zuntz, J. Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: A Precise H0 Estimate from DES Y1, BAO, and D/H Data. United States. doi:10.1093/mnras/sty1939.
Abbott, T. M. C., Abdalla, F. B., Annis, J., Bechtol, K., Blazek, J., Benson, B. A., Bernstein, R. A., Bernstein, G. M., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Burke, D. L., Carnero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, M., Carretero, J., Castander, F. J., Chang, C. L., Crawford, T. M., Cunha, C. E., D’Andrea, C. B., da Costa, L. N., Davis, C., DeRose, J., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Dietrich, J. P., Doel, P., Drlica-Wagner, A., Evrard, A. E., Fernandez, E., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Frieman, J., García-Bellido, J., Gaztanaga, E., Gerdes, D. W., Giannantonio, T., Gruen, D., Gruendl, R. A., Gschwend, J., Gutierrez, G., Hartley, W. G., Henning, J. W., Honscheid, K., Hoyle, B., Huterer, D., Jain, B., James, D. J., Jarvis, M., Jeltema, T., Johnson, M. D., Johnson, M. W. G., Krause, E., Kuehn, K., Kuhlmann, S., Kuropatkin, N., Lahav, O., Liddle, A. R., Lima, M., Lin, H., MacCrann, N., Maia, M. A. G., Manzotti, A., March, M., Marshall, J. L., Miquel, R., Mohr, J. J., Natoli, T., Nugent, P., Ogando, R. L. C., Park, Y., Plazas, A. A., Reichardt, C. L., Reil, K., Roodman, A., Ross, A. J., Rozo, E., Rykoff, E. S., Sanchez, E., Scarpine, V., Schubnell, M., Scolnic, D., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Sheldon, E., Smith, M., Smith, R. C., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Tarle, G., Thomas, D., Troxel, M. A., Walker, A. R., Wechsler, R. H., Weller, J., Wester, W., Wu, W. L. K., and Zuntz, J. Fri . "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: A Precise H0 Estimate from DES Y1, BAO, and D/H Data". United States. doi:10.1093/mnras/sty1939.
@article{osti_1465605,
title = {Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: A Precise H0 Estimate from DES Y1, BAO, and D/H Data},
author = {Abbott, T. M. C. and Abdalla, F. B. and Annis, J. and Bechtol, K. and Blazek, J. and Benson, B. A. and Bernstein, R. A. and Bernstein, G. M. and Bertin, E. and Brooks, D. and Burke, D. L. and Carnero Rosell, A. and Carrasco Kind, M. and Carretero, J. and Castander, F. J. and Chang, C. L. and Crawford, T. M. and Cunha, C. E. and D’Andrea, C. B. and da Costa, L. N. and Davis, C. and DeRose, J. and Desai, S. and Diehl, H. T. and Dietrich, J. P. and Doel, P. and Drlica-Wagner, A. and Evrard, A. E. and Fernandez, E. and Flaugher, B. and Fosalba, P. and Frieman, J. and García-Bellido, J. and Gaztanaga, E. and Gerdes, D. W. and Giannantonio, T. and Gruen, D. and Gruendl, R. A. and Gschwend, J. and Gutierrez, G. and Hartley, W. G. and Henning, J. W. and Honscheid, K. and Hoyle, B. and Huterer, D. and Jain, B. and James, D. J. and Jarvis, M. and Jeltema, T. and Johnson, M. D. and Johnson, M. W. G. and Krause, E. and Kuehn, K. and Kuhlmann, S. and Kuropatkin, N. and Lahav, O. and Liddle, A. R. and Lima, M. and Lin, H. and MacCrann, N. and Maia, M. A. G. and Manzotti, A. and March, M. and Marshall, J. L. and Miquel, R. and Mohr, J. J. and Natoli, T. and Nugent, P. and Ogando, R. L. C. and Park, Y. and Plazas, A. A. and Reichardt, C. L. and Reil, K. and Roodman, A. and Ross, A. J. and Rozo, E. and Rykoff, E. S. and Sanchez, E. and Scarpine, V. and Schubnell, M. and Scolnic, D. and Sevilla-Noarbe, I. and Sheldon, E. and Smith, M. and Smith, R. C. and Soares-Santos, M. and Sobreira, F. and Suchyta, E. and Tarle, G. and Thomas, D. and Troxel, M. A. and Walker, A. R. and Wechsler, R. H. and Weller, J. and Wester, W. and Wu, W. L. K. and Zuntz, J.},
abstractNote = {Here, we combine Dark Energy Survey Year 1 clustering and weak lensing data with Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO) and Big Bang Nucleosynthesis (BBN) experiments to constrain the Hubble constant. Assuming a flat $\Lambda$CDM model with minimal neutrino mass ($\sum m_\nu = 0.06$ eV) we find $H_0=67.2^{+1.2}_{-1.0}$ km/s/Mpc (68% CL). This result is completely independent of Hubble constant measurements based on the distance ladder, Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB) anisotropies (both temperature and polarization), and strong lensing constraints. There are now five data sets that: a) have no shared observational systematics; and b) each constrain the Hubble constant with a few percent level precision. We compare these five independent measurements, and find that, as a set, the differences between them are significant at the $2.1\sigma$ level ($\chi^2/dof=20.1/11$, probability to exceed=4%). This difference is low enough that we consider the data sets statistically consistent with each other. The best fit Hubble constant obtained by combining all five data sets is $H_0 = 69.1^{+0.4}_{-0.6}$ km/s/Mpc.},
doi = {10.1093/mnras/sty1939},
journal = {Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
number = 3,
volume = 480,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Jul 20 00:00:00 EDT 2018},
month = {Fri Jul 20 00:00:00 EDT 2018}
}

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