Latest evidence for a late time vacuum-geodesic CDM interaction

Natalie Hogg, Marco Bruni, Robert Crittenden, Matteo Martinelli, Simone Peirone

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We perform a reconstruction of the coupling function between vacuum energy and geodesic cold dark matter using the latest observational data. We bin the interaction in seventeen redshift bins but use a correlation prior to prevent rapid, unphysical oscillations in the coupling function. This prior also serves to eliminate any dependence of the reconstruction on the binning method. We use two different forms of the correlation prior, finding that both give similar results for the reconstruction of the dark matter -- dark energy interaction. Calculating the Bayes factor for each case, we find no meaningful evidence for deviation from the null interacting case, i.e. ΛCDM, in our reconstruction.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100583
Number of pages10
JournalPhysics of the Dark Universe
Early online date30 Apr 2020
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2020


  • cosmology
  • dark energy
  • dark matter
  • RCUK
  • STFC
  • ST/N504245/1
  • ST/S000550/1


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