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Title: HORIZON RUN 3: TOPOLOGY AS A STANDARD RULER

We study the physically self-bound cold dark matter halo distribution, which we associate with the massive galaxies within Horizon Run 3, to estimate the accuracy of the determination of the cosmological distance scale measured by the topology analysis. We apply the routine '''Contour 3D''' to the 108 Mock Survey of π steradians out to redshift z = 0.6, which effectively corresponds to the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) survey, and compare the topology with that of a Gaussian random phase field. We find that given three separate smoothing lengths λ = 15, 21, and 34 h {sup –1} Mpc, the least χ{sup 2} fit genus per unit volume (g) yields a 1.7% fractional uncertainty in smoothing length and angular diameter distance to z = 0.6. This is an improvement on former calibrations and presents an error estimate competitive with baryon acoustic oscillation scale techniques. We also present three-dimensional graphics of the Horizon Run 3 spherical mock survey to show a wealth of large-scale structures of the universe that are expected for surveys like BOSS.
Authors:
 [1] ;  [2] ;  [3] ;  [4]
  1. New York University Abu Dhabi, P.O. Box 129188, Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates)
  2. Department of Astrophysical Sciences, Peyton Hall, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ 08544-1001 (United States)
  3. Center for Advanced Computation, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Heogiro 85, Seoul 130-722 (Korea, Republic of)
  4. School of Physics, Korea Institute for Advanced Study, Heogiro 85, Seoul 130-722 (Korea, Republic of)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
22364337
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Astrophysical Journal; Journal Volume: 799; 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; BARYONS; CALIBRATION; COMPARATIVE EVALUATIONS; COSMOLOGY; DISTANCE; GALAXIES; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; OSCILLATIONS; RED SHIFT; SPHERICAL CONFIGURATION; THREE-DIMENSIONAL CALCULATIONS; TOPOLOGY; UNIVERSE