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Title: The clustering of the SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey DR14 quasar sample: anisotropic clustering analysis in configuration space

Abstract

We explore the cosmological implications of anisotropic clustering measurements of the quasar sample from Data Release 14 (DR14) of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS) in configuration space. The ~147000 quasar sample observed by eBOSS offers a direct tracer of the density field and bridges the gap of previous baryon acoustic oscillation measurements between redshift 0.8 < z < 2.2. By analysing the two-point correlation function characterized by clustering wedges ξ wi(s) and multipoles ξ (s), we measure the angular diameter distance, Hubble parameter, and cosmic structure growth rate. We define a systematic error budget for our measurements based on the analysis of N-body simulations and mock catalogues. Based on the DR14 large-scale structure quasar sample at the effective redshift zeff = 1.52, we find the growth rate of cosmic structure fσ8(⁠zeff) = 0.396 ± 0.079, and the geometric parameters D V(⁠z⁠)/r d = 26.47 ± 1.23, and F AP(⁠z⁠) = 2.53 ± 0.22, where the uncertainties include both statistical and systematic errors. These values are in excellent agreement with the best-fitting standard Λ cold dark matter model to the latest cosmic microwave background data from Planck.

Authors:
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  1. Max Planck Inst. fur Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching (Germany); Ludwig Maximilian Univ., Munich (Germany)
  2. Max Planck Inst. fur Extraterrestrische Physik, Garching (Germany)
  3. New York Univ. (NYU), NY (United States)
  4. Univ. Paris-Saclay, Gif-sur-Yvette (France)
  5. Sobonne Univ., Paris (France); Pierre and Marie Curie Univ., Paris (France)
  6. Univ. of Portsmouth (United Kingdom)
  7. Univ. of Portsmouth (United Kingdom); Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China)
  8. Apache Point Observatory and New Mexico State Univ., Sunspot, NM (United States)
  9. Univ. of Utah, Salt Lake City, UT (United States)
  10. Univ. Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City (Mexico). Inst. de Astronomia
  11. Univ. of Wyoming, Laramie, WY (United States)
  12. Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Lemont, IL (United States)
  13. Univ. of St. Andrews, Scotland (United Kingdom)
  14. Sejong Univ., Seoul (Korea, Republic of)
  15. Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park, PA (United States)
  16. Ohio Univ., Athens, OH (United States)
  17. Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing (China)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States). National Energy Research Scientific Computing Center (NERSC); Univ. of California, Oakland, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1464276
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 1543965
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 480; Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711
Publisher:
Royal Astronomical Society
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; Astronomy & Astrophysics

Citation Formats

Hou, Jiamin, Sánchez, Ariel G., Scoccimarro, Román, Salazar-Albornoz, Salvador, Burtin, Etienne, Gil-Marín, Héctor, Percival, Will J., Ruggeri, Rossana, Zarrouk, Pauline, Zhao, Gong-Bo, Bautista, Julian, Brinkmann, Jonathan, Brownstein, Joel R., Dawson, Kyle S., Devi, N. Chandrachani, Myers, Adam D., Habib, Salman, Heitmann, Katrin, Tojeiro, Rita, Rossi, Graziano, Schneider, Donald P., Seo, Hee-Jong, and Wang, Yuting. The clustering of the SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey DR14 quasar sample: anisotropic clustering analysis in configuration space. United States: N. p., 2018. Web. doi:10.1093/mnras/sty1984.
Hou, Jiamin, Sánchez, Ariel G., Scoccimarro, Román, Salazar-Albornoz, Salvador, Burtin, Etienne, Gil-Marín, Héctor, Percival, Will J., Ruggeri, Rossana, Zarrouk, Pauline, Zhao, Gong-Bo, Bautista, Julian, Brinkmann, Jonathan, Brownstein, Joel R., Dawson, Kyle S., Devi, N. Chandrachani, Myers, Adam D., Habib, Salman, Heitmann, Katrin, Tojeiro, Rita, Rossi, Graziano, Schneider, Donald P., Seo, Hee-Jong, & Wang, Yuting. The clustering of the SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey DR14 quasar sample: anisotropic clustering analysis in configuration space. United States. doi:10.1093/mnras/sty1984.
Hou, Jiamin, Sánchez, Ariel G., Scoccimarro, Román, Salazar-Albornoz, Salvador, Burtin, Etienne, Gil-Marín, Héctor, Percival, Will J., Ruggeri, Rossana, Zarrouk, Pauline, Zhao, Gong-Bo, Bautista, Julian, Brinkmann, Jonathan, Brownstein, Joel R., Dawson, Kyle S., Devi, N. Chandrachani, Myers, Adam D., Habib, Salman, Heitmann, Katrin, Tojeiro, Rita, Rossi, Graziano, Schneider, Donald P., Seo, Hee-Jong, and Wang, Yuting. Tue . "The clustering of the SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey DR14 quasar sample: anisotropic clustering analysis in configuration space". United States. doi:10.1093/mnras/sty1984.
@article{osti_1464276,
title = {The clustering of the SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey DR14 quasar sample: anisotropic clustering analysis in configuration space},
author = {Hou, Jiamin and Sánchez, Ariel G. and Scoccimarro, Román and Salazar-Albornoz, Salvador and Burtin, Etienne and Gil-Marín, Héctor and Percival, Will J. and Ruggeri, Rossana and Zarrouk, Pauline and Zhao, Gong-Bo and Bautista, Julian and Brinkmann, Jonathan and Brownstein, Joel R. and Dawson, Kyle S. and Devi, N. Chandrachani and Myers, Adam D. and Habib, Salman and Heitmann, Katrin and Tojeiro, Rita and Rossi, Graziano and Schneider, Donald P. and Seo, Hee-Jong and Wang, Yuting},
abstractNote = {We explore the cosmological implications of anisotropic clustering measurements of the quasar sample from Data Release 14 (DR14) of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS) in configuration space. The ~147000 quasar sample observed by eBOSS offers a direct tracer of the density field and bridges the gap of previous baryon acoustic oscillation measurements between redshift 0.8 < z < 2.2. By analysing the two-point correlation function characterized by clustering wedges ξwi(s) and multipoles ξℓ(s), we measure the angular diameter distance, Hubble parameter, and cosmic structure growth rate. We define a systematic error budget for our measurements based on the analysis of N-body simulations and mock catalogues. Based on the DR14 large-scale structure quasar sample at the effective redshift zeff = 1.52, we find the growth rate of cosmic structure fσ8(⁠zeff) = 0.396 ± 0.079, and the geometric parameters DV(⁠z⁠)/rd = 26.47 ± 1.23, and FAP(⁠z⁠) = 2.53 ± 0.22, where the uncertainties include both statistical and systematic errors. These values are in excellent agreement with the best-fitting standard Λ cold dark matter model to the latest cosmic microwave background data from Planck.},
doi = {10.1093/mnras/sty1984},
journal = {Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
number = 2,
volume = 480,
place = {United States},
year = {2018},
month = {7}
}

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