We present the first cosmological parameter constraints using measurements of type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) from the Dark Energy Survey Supernova Program (DES-SN). The analysis uses a subsample of 207 spectroscopically confirmed SNe Ia from the first three years of DES-SN, combined with a low-redshift sample of 122 SNe from the literature. Our "DES-SN3YR" result from these 329 SNe Ia is based on a series of companion analyses and improvements covering SN Ia discovery, spectroscopic selection, photometry, calibration, distance bias corrections, and evaluation of systematic uncertainties. For a flat LCDM model we find a matter density Ωm = 0.331 +_ 0.038. For a flat wCDM model, and combining our SN Ia constraints with those from the cosmic microwave background (CMB), we find a dark energy equation of state w = -0.978 +_ 0.059, and Ωm = 0.321 +_ 0.018. For a flat w0 w aCDM model, and combining probes from SN Ia, CMB and baryon acoustic oscillations, we find w0 = -0.885 +_ 0.114 and wa = -0.387 +_ 0.430. These results are in agreement with a cosmological constant and with previous constraints using SNe Ia (Pantheon, JLA).
|Number of pages||9|
|Journal||Astrophysical Journal Letters|
|Publication status||Published - 21 Feb 2019|
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Avila Perez, S. J. (Creator), D'Andrea, C. B. (Creator), Macaulay, E. R. M. (Creator), Nichol, B. (Creator), Swann, E. S. (Creator) & Thomas, D. (Creator), IOP Publishing, 19 Feb 2019