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Title: Nonparametric study of the evolution of the cosmological equation of state with SNeIa, BAO, and high-redshift GRBs

We study the dark energy equation of state as a function of redshift in a nonparametric way, without imposing any a priori w(z) (ratio of pressure over energy density) functional form. As a check of the method, we test our scheme through the use of synthetic data sets produced from different input cosmological models that have the same relative errors and redshift distribution as the real data. Using the luminosity-time L{sub X} -T{sub a} correlation for gamma-ray burst (GRB) X-ray afterglows (the Dainotti et al. correlation), we are able to utilize GRB samples from the Swift satellite as probes of the expansion history of the universe out to z ≈ 10. Within the assumption of a flat Friedmann-Lemaître-Robertson-Walker universe and combining supernovae type Ia (SNeIa) data with baryonic acoustic oscillation constraints, the resulting maximum likelihood solutions are close to a constant w = –1. If one imposes the restriction of a constant w, we obtain w = –0.99 ± 0.06 (consistent with a cosmological constant) with the present-day Hubble constant as H {sub 0} = 70.0 ± 0.6km s{sup –1} Mpc{sup –1} and density parameter as Ω{sub Λ0} = 0.723 ± 0.025, while nonparametric w(z) solutions give us a probabilitymore » map that is centered at H {sub 0} = 70.04 ± 1km s{sup –1} Mpc{sup –1} and Ω{sub Λ0} = 0.724 ± 0.03. Our chosen GRB data sample with a full correlation matrix allows us to estimate the amount, as well as quality (errors), of data needed to constrain w(z) in the redshift range extending an order of magnitude beyond the farthest SNeIa measured.« less
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. Nuclear Theory Center, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN (United States)
  2. Physics Department, Stanford University, Via Pueblo Mall 382, Stanford, CA (United States)
  3. Instituto de Astronomía, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, México D.F. 04510 (Mexico)
  4. Dipartimento di Fisica, Universitá di Napoli "Federico II," Compl. Univ. di Monte S. Angelo, Edificio G, Via Cinthia, I-80126 Napoli (Italy)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22351547
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal; Journal Volume: 783; Journal Issue: 2; Other Information: Country of input: International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTROPHYSICS, COSMOLOGY AND ASTRONOMY; AFTERGLOW; CORRELATIONS; COSMIC GAMMA BURSTS; COSMOLOGICAL CONSTANT; COSMOLOGICAL MODELS; COSMOLOGY; DENSITY; ENERGY DENSITY; EQUATIONS OF STATE; LIMITING VALUES; LUMINOSITY; MAPS; MAXIMUM-LIKELIHOOD FIT; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; OSCILLATIONS; RED SHIFT; SATELLITES; SUPERNOVAE; UNIVERSE; X RADIATION