Extracting high-order cosmological information in galaxy surveys with power spectra

Yuting Wang, Gong-Bo Zhao, Kazuya Koyama, Will J. Percival, Ryuichi Takahashi, Chiaki Hikage, Héctor Gil-Marín, ChangHoon Hahn, Ruiyang Zhao, Weibing Zhang, Xiaoyong Mu, Yu Yu, Hong-Ming Zhu, Fei Ge

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The reconstruction method was proposed more than a decade ago to boost the signal of baryonic acoustic oscillations measured in galaxy redshift surveys, which is one of key probes for dark energy. After moving the observed overdensities in galaxy surveys back to their initial position, the reconstructed density field is closer to a linear Gaussian field, with higher-order information moved back into the power spectrum. We find that by jointly analysing power spectra measured from the pre- and post-reconstructed galaxy samples, higher-order information beyond the $2$-point power spectrum can be efficiently extracted, which generally yields an information gain upon the analysis using the pre- or post-reconstructed galaxy sample alone. This opens a window to easily use higher-order information when constraining cosmological models.
Original languageEnglish
Article number130
Number of pages9
JournalCommunications Physics,
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2024


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