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Title: Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: the relationship between mass and light around cosmic voids

Abstract

ABSTRACT What are the mass and galaxy profiles of cosmic voids? In this paper, we use two methods to extract voids in the Dark Energy Survey (DES) Year 1 redMaGiC galaxy sample to address this question. We use either 2D slices in projection, or the 3D distribution of galaxies based on photometric redshifts to identify voids. For the mass profile, we measure the tangential shear profiles of background galaxies to infer the excess surface mass density. The signal-to-noise ratio for our lensing measurement ranges between 10.7 and 14.0 for the two void samples. We infer their 3D density profiles by fitting models based on N-body simulations and find good agreement for void radii in the range 15–85 Mpc. Comparison with their galaxy profiles then allows us to test the relation between mass and light at the 10 per cent level, the most stringent test to date. We find very similar shapes for the two profiles, consistent with a linear relationship between mass and light both within and outside the void radius. We validate our analysis with the help of simulated mock catalogues and estimate the impact of photometric redshift uncertainties on the measurement. Our methodology can be used for cosmological applications, includingmore » tests of gravity with voids. This is especially promising when the lensing profiles are combined with spectroscopic measurements of void dynamics via redshift-space distortions.« less

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  1. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA
  2. Fakultät für Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Universitäts-Sternwarte, Scheinerstr. 1, D-81679 München, Germany
  3. Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Campus UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona) Spain, Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC), Calle Vía Láctea, E-38200 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain, Departamento de Astrofísica, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), E-38206 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
  4. Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA
  5. Institut de Física d’Altes Energies (IFAE), The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology, Campus UAB, E-08193 Bellaterra (Barcelona) Spain
  6. Institut d’Estudis Espacials de Catalunya (IEEC), E-08034 Barcelona, Spain, Institute of Space Sciences (ICE, CSIC), Campus UAB, Carrer de Can Magrans, s/n, E-08193 Barcelona, Spain
  7. Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
  8. Department of Physics, Stanford University, 382 Via Pueblo Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, P. O. Box 2450, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
  9. Department of Physics, Stanford University, 382 Via Pueblo Mall, Stanford, CA 94305, USA, Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, P. O. Box 2450, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
  10. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK, Department of Physics, ETH Zurich, Wolfgang-Pauli-Strasse 16, CH-8093 Zurich, Switzerland
  11. Fakultät für Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Universitäts-Sternwarte, Scheinerstr. 1, D-81679 München, Germany, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Giessenbachstrasse, D-85748 Garching, Germany
  12. Center for Cosmology and Astro-Particle Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA, Department of Physics, The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH 43210, USA
  13. Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA 15312, USA
  14. Kavli Institute for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, P. O. Box 2450, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305, USA, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
  15. Brookhaven National Laboratory, Bldg 510, Upton, NY 11973, USA
  16. Department of Physics, Duke University Durham, NC 27708, USA
  17. Institute for Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3HJ, UK
  18. Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P. O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA
  19. Instituto de Fisica Teorica UAM/CSIC, Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, E-28049 Madrid, Spain
  20. CNRS, UMR 7095, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, F-75014 Paris, France, Institut d’Astrophysique de Paris, Sorbonne Universités, UPMC Univ Paris 06, UMR 7095, F-75014 Paris, France
  21. Department of Physics and Astronomy, University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, UK
  22. Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), E-28040 Madrid, Spain, Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia - LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro RJ - 20921-400, Brazil
  23. Department of Astronomy, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1002 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801, USA, National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 West Clark St., Urbana, IL 61801, USA
  24. Physics Department, 2320 Chamberlin Hall, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1150 University Avenue Madison, WI 53706-1390, USA
  25. Laboratório Interinstitucional de e-Astronomia - LIneA, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro RJ - 20921-400, Brazil, Observatório Nacional, Rua Gal. José Cristino 77, Rio de Janeiro RJ - 20921-400, Brazil
  26. Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT), E-28040 Madrid, Spain
  27. Department of Physics, IIT Hyderabad, Kandi, Telangana 502285, India
  28. Excellence Cluster Origins, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany, Faculty of Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität, Scheinerstr. 1, D-81679 Munich, Germany
  29. Santa Cruz Institute for Particle Physics, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
  30. Department of Astronomy, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA, Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
  31. Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL 60637, USA, Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory, P. O. Box 500, Batavia, IL 60510, USA
  32. Center for Astrophysics | Harvard and Smithsonian, 60 Garden Street, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
  33. George P. and Cynthia Woods Mitchell Institute for Fundamental Physics and Astronomy, and Department of Physics and Astronomy, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX 77843, USA
  34. Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Princeton University, Peyton Hall, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA
  35. 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
  36. Department of Physics and Astronomy, Pevensey Building, University of Sussex, Brighton BN1 9QH, UK
  37. School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Southampton, Southampton SO17 1BJ, UK
  38. Physics Department, Brandeis University, 415 South Street, Waltham, MA 02453, USA
  39. 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 Campinas, SP, Brazil
  40. Computer Science and Mathematics Division, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Oak Ridge, TN 37831, USA
  41. National Center for Supercomputing Applications, 1205 West Clark St., Urbana, IL 61801, USA
  42. Department of Physics, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109, USA
  43. Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 3FX, UK
  44. Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 South Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439, USA
  45. Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory, National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Casilla 603, La Serena, Chile
  46. Fakultät für Physik, Ludwig-Maximilians Universität München, Universitäts-Sternwarte, Scheinerstr. 1, D-81679 München, Germany, Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Giessenbachstrasse, D-85748 Garching, Germany, Excellence Cluster Origins, Boltzmannstr. 2, D-85748 Garching, Germany
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Fang, Y., Hamaus, N., Jain, B., Pandey, S., Pollina, G., Sánchez, C., Kovács, A., Chang, C., Carretero, J., Castander, F. J., Choi, A., Crocce, M., DeRose, J., Fosalba, P., Gatti, M., Gaztañaga, E., Gruen, D., Hartley, W. G., Hoyle, B., MacCrann, N., Prat, J., Rau, M. M., Rykoff, E. S., Samuroff, S., Sheldon, E., Troxel, M. A., Vielzeuf, P., Zuntz, J., Annis, J., Avila, S., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Burke, D. L., Carnero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, M., Cawthon, R., da Costa, L. N., De Vicente, J., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Dietrich, J. P., Doel, P., Everett, S., Evrard, A. E., Flaugher, B., Frieman, J., García-Bellido, J., Gerdes, D. W., Gruendl, R. A., Gutierrez, G., Hollowood, D. L., James, D. J., Jarvis, M., Kuropatkin, N., Lahav, O., Maia, M. A. G., Marshall, J. L., Melchior, P., Menanteau, F., Miquel, R., Palmese, A., Plazas, A. A., Romer, A. K., Roodman, A., Sanchez, E., Serrano, S., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Smith, M., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M. E. C., Tarle, G., Thomas, D., Vikram, V., Walker, A. R., Weller, J., and The DES Collaboration). Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: the relationship between mass and light around cosmic voids. United Kingdom: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1093/mnras/stz2805.
Fang, Y., Hamaus, N., Jain, B., Pandey, S., Pollina, G., Sánchez, C., Kovács, A., Chang, C., Carretero, J., Castander, F. J., Choi, A., Crocce, M., DeRose, J., Fosalba, P., Gatti, M., Gaztañaga, E., Gruen, D., Hartley, W. G., Hoyle, B., MacCrann, N., Prat, J., Rau, M. M., Rykoff, E. S., Samuroff, S., Sheldon, E., Troxel, M. A., Vielzeuf, P., Zuntz, J., Annis, J., Avila, S., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Burke, D. L., Carnero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, M., Cawthon, R., da Costa, L. N., De Vicente, J., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Dietrich, J. P., Doel, P., Everett, S., Evrard, A. E., Flaugher, B., Frieman, J., García-Bellido, J., Gerdes, D. W., Gruendl, R. A., Gutierrez, G., Hollowood, D. L., James, D. J., Jarvis, M., Kuropatkin, N., Lahav, O., Maia, M. A. G., Marshall, J. L., Melchior, P., Menanteau, F., Miquel, R., Palmese, A., Plazas, A. A., Romer, A. K., Roodman, A., Sanchez, E., Serrano, S., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Smith, M., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M. E. C., Tarle, G., Thomas, D., Vikram, V., Walker, A. R., Weller, J., & The DES Collaboration). Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: the relationship between mass and light around cosmic voids. United Kingdom. doi:10.1093/mnras/stz2805.
Fang, Y., Hamaus, N., Jain, B., Pandey, S., Pollina, G., Sánchez, C., Kovács, A., Chang, C., Carretero, J., Castander, F. J., Choi, A., Crocce, M., DeRose, J., Fosalba, P., Gatti, M., Gaztañaga, E., Gruen, D., Hartley, W. G., Hoyle, B., MacCrann, N., Prat, J., Rau, M. M., Rykoff, E. S., Samuroff, S., Sheldon, E., Troxel, M. A., Vielzeuf, P., Zuntz, J., Annis, J., Avila, S., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Burke, D. L., Carnero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, M., Cawthon, R., da Costa, L. N., De Vicente, J., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Dietrich, J. P., Doel, P., Everett, S., Evrard, A. E., Flaugher, B., Frieman, J., García-Bellido, J., Gerdes, D. W., Gruendl, R. A., Gutierrez, G., Hollowood, D. L., James, D. J., Jarvis, M., Kuropatkin, N., Lahav, O., Maia, M. A. G., Marshall, J. L., Melchior, P., Menanteau, F., Miquel, R., Palmese, A., Plazas, A. A., Romer, A. K., Roodman, A., Sanchez, E., Serrano, S., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Smith, M., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, E., Swanson, M. E. C., Tarle, G., Thomas, D., Vikram, V., Walker, A. R., Weller, J., and The DES Collaboration). Mon . "Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: the relationship between mass and light around cosmic voids". United Kingdom. doi:10.1093/mnras/stz2805.
@article{osti_1572591,
title = {Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: the relationship between mass and light around cosmic voids},
author = {Fang, Y. and Hamaus, N. and Jain, B. and Pandey, S. and Pollina, G. and Sánchez, C. and Kovács, A. and Chang, C. and Carretero, J. and Castander, F. J. and Choi, A. and Crocce, M. and DeRose, J. and Fosalba, P. and Gatti, M. and Gaztañaga, E. and Gruen, D. and Hartley, W. G. and Hoyle, B. and MacCrann, N. and Prat, J. and Rau, M. M. and Rykoff, E. S. and Samuroff, S. and Sheldon, E. and Troxel, M. A. and Vielzeuf, P. and Zuntz, J. and Annis, J. and Avila, S. and Bertin, E. and Brooks, D. and Burke, D. L. and Carnero Rosell, A. and Carrasco Kind, M. and Cawthon, R. and da Costa, L. N. and De Vicente, J. and Desai, S. and Diehl, H. T. and Dietrich, J. P. and Doel, P. and Everett, S. and Evrard, A. E. and Flaugher, B. and Frieman, J. and García-Bellido, J. and Gerdes, D. W. and Gruendl, R. A. and Gutierrez, G. and Hollowood, D. L. and James, D. J. and Jarvis, M. and Kuropatkin, N. and Lahav, O. and Maia, M. A. G. and Marshall, J. L. and Melchior, P. and Menanteau, F. and Miquel, R. and Palmese, A. and Plazas, A. A. and Romer, A. K. and Roodman, A. and Sanchez, E. and Serrano, S. and Sevilla-Noarbe, I. and Smith, M. and Soares-Santos, M. and Sobreira, F. and Suchyta, E. and Swanson, M. E. C. and Tarle, G. and Thomas, D. and Vikram, V. and Walker, A. R. and Weller, J. and The DES Collaboration)},
abstractNote = {ABSTRACT What are the mass and galaxy profiles of cosmic voids? In this paper, we use two methods to extract voids in the Dark Energy Survey (DES) Year 1 redMaGiC galaxy sample to address this question. We use either 2D slices in projection, or the 3D distribution of galaxies based on photometric redshifts to identify voids. For the mass profile, we measure the tangential shear profiles of background galaxies to infer the excess surface mass density. The signal-to-noise ratio for our lensing measurement ranges between 10.7 and 14.0 for the two void samples. We infer their 3D density profiles by fitting models based on N-body simulations and find good agreement for void radii in the range 15–85 Mpc. Comparison with their galaxy profiles then allows us to test the relation between mass and light at the 10 per cent level, the most stringent test to date. We find very similar shapes for the two profiles, consistent with a linear relationship between mass and light both within and outside the void radius. We validate our analysis with the help of simulated mock catalogues and estimate the impact of photometric redshift uncertainties on the measurement. Our methodology can be used for cosmological applications, including tests of gravity with voids. This is especially promising when the lensing profiles are combined with spectroscopic measurements of void dynamics via redshift-space distortions.},
doi = {10.1093/mnras/stz2805},
journal = {Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
number = 3,
volume = 490,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2019},
month = {10}
}

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NINE-YEAR WILKINSON MICROWAVE ANISOTROPY PROBE ( WMAP ) OBSERVATIONS: COSMOLOGICAL PARAMETER RESULTS
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Why your model parameter confidences might be too optimistic. Unbiased estimation of the inverse covariance matrix
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Dark Energy Survey year 1 results: Galaxy-galaxy lensing
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Cosmological exploitation of the size function of cosmic voids identified in the distribution of biased tracers
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Constraints on Cosmology and Gravity from the Dynamics of Voids
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redMaGiC: selecting luminous red galaxies from the DES Science Verification data
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Haloes and voids in f(R) gravity: Haloes and voids in f(R) gravity
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Testing spherical evolution for modelling void abundances
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The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey of Sdss-Iii
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journal, March 2016

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Baryon effects on void statistics in the EAGLE simulation
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Cosmology with Void-Galaxy Correlations
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Planck early results. I. The Planck mission
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The structure of cosmic voids in a ΛCDM Universe
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zobov: a parameter-free void-finding algorithm
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A cosmic watershed: the WVF void detection technique
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An Imprint of Superstructures on the Microwave Background due to the Integrated Sachs-Wolfe Effect
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The Santiago–Harvard–Edinburgh–Durham void comparison II: unveiling the Vainshtein screening using weak lensing
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The lensing and temperature imprints of voids on the cosmic microwave background
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Weak lensing by voids in weak lensing maps
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The dark Energy Camera
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Non-fiducial cosmological test from geometrical and dynamical distortions around voids
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A measurement of the Alcock–Paczyński effect using cosmic voids in the SDSS
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Linear redshift space distortions for cosmic voids based on galaxies in redshift space
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Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: The Photometric Data Set for Cosmology
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Sparse sampling, galaxy bias, and voids
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Void lensing as a test of gravity
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A Detection of the Integrated Sachs–Wolfe Imprint of Cosmic Superstructures Using a Matched-Filter Approach
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Simulating nonlinear cosmological structure formation with massive neutrinos
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An algorithm to build mock galaxy catalogues using MICE simulations
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Real-space density profile reconstruction of stacked voids
journal, August 2014

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The Santiago–Harvard–Edinburgh–Durham void comparison – I. SHEDding light on chameleon gravity tests
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Counting voids to probe dark energy
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VIDE: The Void IDentification and Examination toolkit
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Cosmological parameter constraints from galaxy–galaxy lensing and galaxy clustering with the SDSS DR7
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Using cosmic voids to distinguish f ( R ) gravity in future galaxy surveys
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Measurement of the thermal Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect around cosmic voids
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Cosmic voids uncovered – first-order statistics of depressions in the biased density field
journal, August 2019

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The Aspen–Amsterdam void finder comparison project
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Voids in modified gravity: excursion set predictions
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Redshift-space distortions around voids
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Signatures of the Primordial Universe from Its Emptiness: Measurement of Baryon Acoustic Oscillations from Minima of the Density Field
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redMaPPer – IV. Photometric membership identification of red cluster galaxies with 1 per cent precision
journal, August 2015

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The abundance of voids and the excursion set formalism
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Cosmic voids and void lensing in the Dark Energy Survey Science Verification data
journal, October 2016

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The VIMOS Public Extragalactic Redshift Survey: Measuring the growth rate of structure around cosmic voids⋆
journal, November 2017


Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: weak lensing mass calibration of redMaPPer galaxy clusters
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Universal Density Profile for Cosmic Voids
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A survey of galaxy redshifts. V - The two-point position and velocity correlations
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On the linearity of tracer bias around voids
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Cosmic Voids in the SDSS DR12 BOSS Galaxy Sample: the Alcock–Paczyński test
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Voids in massive neutrino cosmologies
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An implementation of Bayesian lensing shear measurement
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Massive neutrinos leave fingerprints on cosmic voids
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The MICE Grand Challenge light-cone simulation – III. Galaxy lensing mocks from all-sky lensing maps
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Large-scale clustering of cosmic voids
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Testing the imprint of nonstandard cosmologies on void profiles using Monte Carlo random walks
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