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Title: Fast approximate methods for modified gravity cosmological simulations

Abstract

ABSTRACT The accelerated expansion of the Universe poses a major theoretical puzzle. Although the assumption of a non-zero cosmological constant provides a minimal extension of general relativity that is consistent with observational data, many theories of modified gravity have been suggested as possible alternatives. Predictions of structure formation for these models in the fully non-linear regime are very expensive and it is difficult, if not impossible, to explore such a huge space of models and parameters using high-resolution N-body simulations. Even in the mildly non-linear regime, perturbative methods can become extremely complex. We explore whether simplified dynamical approximations, applicable for a certain set of cosmological probes, can be used to investigate models of modified gravity with acceptable accuracy in the latter instance. For the case of chameleon gravity, we find that these methods can indeed be used to explore the region around the baryon acoustic oscillation scale, $$k\sim 0.1~h\, \text{Mpc}^{-1}$$ but not much further.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2]
  1. Department of Astroparticle Physics, Institute of Physics of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Na Slovance 1999/2, CZ-182 21 Prague, Czech Republic
  2. CPS and HEP Divisions, Argonne National Laboratory, 9700 S. Cass Avenue, Lemont, IL 60439, USA
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Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1602297
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-06CH11357; W-7405-ENG-36
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society Journal Volume: 493 Journal Issue: 2; Journal ID: ISSN 0035-8711
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:
United Kingdom
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Vraštil, Michal, and Habib, Salman. Fast approximate methods for modified gravity cosmological simulations. United Kingdom: N. p., 2020. Web. doi:10.1093/mnras/staa333.
Vraštil, Michal, & Habib, Salman. Fast approximate methods for modified gravity cosmological simulations. United Kingdom. doi:10.1093/mnras/staa333.
Vraštil, Michal, and Habib, Salman. Tue . "Fast approximate methods for modified gravity cosmological simulations". United Kingdom. doi:10.1093/mnras/staa333.
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abstractNote = {ABSTRACT The accelerated expansion of the Universe poses a major theoretical puzzle. Although the assumption of a non-zero cosmological constant provides a minimal extension of general relativity that is consistent with observational data, many theories of modified gravity have been suggested as possible alternatives. Predictions of structure formation for these models in the fully non-linear regime are very expensive and it is difficult, if not impossible, to explore such a huge space of models and parameters using high-resolution N-body simulations. Even in the mildly non-linear regime, perturbative methods can become extremely complex. We explore whether simplified dynamical approximations, applicable for a certain set of cosmological probes, can be used to investigate models of modified gravity with acceptable accuracy in the latter instance. For the case of chameleon gravity, we find that these methods can indeed be used to explore the region around the baryon acoustic oscillation scale, $k\sim 0.1~h\, \text{Mpc}^{-1}$ but not much further.},
doi = {10.1093/mnras/staa333},
journal = {Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society},
number = 2,
volume = 493,
place = {United Kingdom},
year = {2020},
month = {2}
}

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