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Title: Constraints on the redshift evolution of astrophysical feedback with Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect cross-correlations

Abstract

An understanding of astrophysical feedback is important for constraining models of galaxy formation and for extracting cosmological information from current and future weak lensing surveys. The thermal Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect, quantified via the Compton-y parameter, is a powerful tool for studying feedback, because it directly probes the pressure of the hot, ionized gas residing in dark matter halos. Cross-correlations between galaxies and maps of Compton-y obtained from cosmic microwave background surveys are sensitive to the redshift evolution of the gas pressure, and its dependence on halo mass. In this work, we use galaxies identified in year one data from the Dark Energy Survey and Compton-y maps constructed from Planck observations. We find highly significant (roughly 12$σ$) detections of galaxy-y cross-correlation in multiple redshift bins. Furthermore, by jointly fitting these measurements as well as measurements of galaxy clustering, we constrain the halo bias-weighted, gas pressure of the Universe as a function of redshift between 0.15≲$z$≲0.75. Finally, we compare these measurements to predictions from hydrodynamical simulations, allowing us to constrain the amount of thermal energy in the halo gas relative to that resulting from gravitational collapse.

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Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States); Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC), Advanced Scientific Computing Research (ASCR); National Science Foundation (NSF); USDOE Office of Science (SC), High Energy Physics (HEP)
Contributing Org.:
DES Collaboration
OSTI Identifier:
1606732
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-PUB-19-161-A-AE; arXiv:1904.13347v1
Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010; PRVDAQ
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725; AST-1440226; SC0007901; AST-1138766; AST-1536171; AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Physical Review D
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 100; Journal Issue: 6; Journal ID: ISSN 2470-0010
Publisher:
American Physical Society (APS)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS

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Pandey, Shivam, Baxter, Eric J., Xu, Z., Orlowski-Scherer, J., Zhu, N., Lidz, A., Aguirre, J., DeRose, J., Devlin, M., Hill, J. C., Jain, B., Sheth, R. K., Avila, S., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Buckley-Geer, E., Carnero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, M., Carretero, J., Castander, F. J., Cawthon, R., da Costa, L. N., De Vicente, J., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Dietrich, J. P., Doel, P., Evrard, A. E., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Frieman, J., García-Bellido, J., Gerdes, D. W., Giannantonio, T., Gruendl, R. A., Gschwend, J., Hartley, W. G., Hollowood, D. L., James, D. J., Krause, E., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Maia, M. A. G., Marshall, J. L., Melchior, P., Menanteau, F., Miquel, R., Plazas, A. A., Roodman, A., Sanchez, E., Serrano, S., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Smith, M., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, Eric D., Swanson, M. E. C., Tarle, G., and Wechsler, R. H. Constraints on the redshift evolution of astrophysical feedback with Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect cross-correlations. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.100.063519.
Pandey, Shivam, Baxter, Eric J., Xu, Z., Orlowski-Scherer, J., Zhu, N., Lidz, A., Aguirre, J., DeRose, J., Devlin, M., Hill, J. C., Jain, B., Sheth, R. K., Avila, S., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Buckley-Geer, E., Carnero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, M., Carretero, J., Castander, F. J., Cawthon, R., da Costa, L. N., De Vicente, J., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Dietrich, J. P., Doel, P., Evrard, A. E., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Frieman, J., García-Bellido, J., Gerdes, D. W., Giannantonio, T., Gruendl, R. A., Gschwend, J., Hartley, W. G., Hollowood, D. L., James, D. J., Krause, E., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Maia, M. A. G., Marshall, J. L., Melchior, P., Menanteau, F., Miquel, R., Plazas, A. A., Roodman, A., Sanchez, E., Serrano, S., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Smith, M., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, Eric D., Swanson, M. E. C., Tarle, G., & Wechsler, R. H. Constraints on the redshift evolution of astrophysical feedback with Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect cross-correlations. United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.100.063519
Pandey, Shivam, Baxter, Eric J., Xu, Z., Orlowski-Scherer, J., Zhu, N., Lidz, A., Aguirre, J., DeRose, J., Devlin, M., Hill, J. C., Jain, B., Sheth, R. K., Avila, S., Bertin, E., Brooks, D., Buckley-Geer, E., Carnero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, M., Carretero, J., Castander, F. J., Cawthon, R., da Costa, L. N., De Vicente, J., Desai, S., Diehl, H. T., Dietrich, J. P., Doel, P., Evrard, A. E., Flaugher, B., Fosalba, P., Frieman, J., García-Bellido, J., Gerdes, D. W., Giannantonio, T., Gruendl, R. A., Gschwend, J., Hartley, W. G., Hollowood, D. L., James, D. J., Krause, E., Kuehn, K., Kuropatkin, N., Maia, M. A. G., Marshall, J. L., Melchior, P., Menanteau, F., Miquel, R., Plazas, A. A., Roodman, A., Sanchez, E., Serrano, S., Sevilla-Noarbe, I., Smith, M., Soares-Santos, M., Sobreira, F., Suchyta, Eric D., Swanson, M. E. C., Tarle, G., and Wechsler, R. H. Mon . "Constraints on the redshift evolution of astrophysical feedback with Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect cross-correlations". United States. https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.100.063519. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1606732.
@article{osti_1606732,
title = {Constraints on the redshift evolution of astrophysical feedback with Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect cross-correlations},
author = {Pandey, Shivam and Baxter, Eric J. and Xu, Z. and Orlowski-Scherer, J. and Zhu, N. and Lidz, A. and Aguirre, J. and DeRose, J. and Devlin, M. and Hill, J. C. and Jain, B. and Sheth, R. K. and Avila, S. and Bertin, E. and Brooks, D. and Buckley-Geer, E. and Carnero Rosell, A. and Carrasco Kind, M. and Carretero, J. and Castander, F. J. 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 Evrard, A. E. and Flaugher, B. and Fosalba, P. and Frieman, J. and García-Bellido, J. and Gerdes, D. W. and Giannantonio, T. and Gruendl, R. A. and Gschwend, J. and Hartley, W. G. and Hollowood, D. L. and James, D. J. and Krause, E. and Kuehn, K. and Kuropatkin, N. and Maia, M. A. G. and Marshall, J. L. and Melchior, P. and Menanteau, F. and Miquel, R. and Plazas, A. A. 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, Eric D. and Swanson, M. E. C. and Tarle, G. and Wechsler, R. H.},
abstractNote = {An understanding of astrophysical feedback is important for constraining models of galaxy formation and for extracting cosmological information from current and future weak lensing surveys. The thermal Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect, quantified via the Compton-y parameter, is a powerful tool for studying feedback, because it directly probes the pressure of the hot, ionized gas residing in dark matter halos. Cross-correlations between galaxies and maps of Compton-y obtained from cosmic microwave background surveys are sensitive to the redshift evolution of the gas pressure, and its dependence on halo mass. In this work, we use galaxies identified in year one data from the Dark Energy Survey and Compton-y maps constructed from Planck observations. We find highly significant (roughly 12$σ$) detections of galaxy-y cross-correlation in multiple redshift bins. Furthermore, by jointly fitting these measurements as well as measurements of galaxy clustering, we constrain the halo bias-weighted, gas pressure of the Universe as a function of redshift between 0.15≲$z$≲0.75. Finally, we compare these measurements to predictions from hydrodynamical simulations, allowing us to constrain the amount of thermal energy in the halo gas relative to that resulting from gravitational collapse.},
doi = {10.1103/PhysRevD.100.063519},
journal = {Physical Review D},
number = 6,
volume = 100,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {9}
}

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