Null tests of the concordance model in the era of Euclid and the SKA

Carlos A. P. Bengaly, Chris Clarkson, Martin Kunz, Roy Maartens

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We perform null tests of the concordance model, using H(z) measurements that mimic next-generation surveys such as Euclid and the SKA. To this end, we deploy a non-parametric method, so that we make minimal assumptions about the fiducial cosmology as well as the statistical analysis. We produce simulations assuming different cosmological models in order to verify how well we can distinguish between their signatures. We find that SKA- and Euclid-like surveys should be able to discriminate sharply between the concordance and alternative dark energy models that are compatible with the Planck CMB data. We conclude that SKA and Euclid will be able to falsify the concordance model in a statistically significant way, if one of the benchmarks models represents the true Universe, without making assumptions about the underlying cosmology.
Original languageEnglish
Article number100856
Pages (from-to)1-5
Number of pages5
JournalPhysics of the Dark Universe
Early online date31 Jul 2021
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2021


  • UKRI
  • STFC
  • ST/P000592/1
  • ST/S000550/1
  • cosmological observations
  • redshift surveys
  • dark energy


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