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Title: Cosmic Reionization on Computers: Properties of the Post-reionization IGM

Here, we present a comparison between several observational tests of the post-reionization IGM and the numerical simulations of reionization completed under the Cosmic Reionization On Computers (CROC) project. The CROC simulations match the gap distribution reasonably well, and also provide a good match for the distribution of peak heights, but there is a notable lack of wide peaks in the simulated spectra and the flux PDFs are poorly matched in the narrow redshift interval 5.5 < z < 5.7, with the match at other redshifts being significantly better, albeit not exact. Both discrepancies are related: simulations show more opacity than the data.
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3]
  1. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States). Kavli Inst. for Cosmological Physics (KICP); Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States). Dept. of Astronomy & Astrophysics
  2. Space Telescope Science Institute, Baltimore, MD (United States)
  3. Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ (United States). Steward Observatory
Publication Date:
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-16-285-A; arXiv:1605.03183
Journal ID: ISSN 1538-4357; 1457559
Grant/Contract Number:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
The Astrophysical Journal (Online)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: The Astrophysical Journal (Online); Journal Volume: 841; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 1538-4357
Institute of Physics (IOP)
Research Org:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP) (SC-25)
Country of Publication:
United States
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; cosmology: theory; cosmology: large-scale structure of universe; methods: numerical; intergalactic medium
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