The BINGO Project I: Baryon Acoustic Oscillations from Integrated Neutral Gas Observations

Elcio Abdalla, Elisa G. M. Ferreira, Ricardo G. Landim, Andre A. Costa, Karin S. F. Fornazier, Filipe B. Abdalla, Luciano Barosi, Francisco A. Brito, Amilcar R. Queiroz, Thyrso Villela, Bin Wang, Carlos A. Wuensche, Alessandro Marins, Camila P. Novaes, Vincenzo Liccardo, Chenxi Shan, Jiajun Zhang, Zhongli Zhang, Zhenghao Zhu, Ian BrowneJacques Delabrouille, Larissa Santos, Marcelo V. dos Santos, Haiguang Xu, Sonia Anton, Richard Battye, Tianyue Chen, Clive Dickinson, Yin-Zhe Ma, Bruno Maffei, Eduardo J. de Mericia, Pablo Motta, Carlos H. N. Otobone, Michael W. Peel, Sambit Roychowdhury, Mathieu Remazeilles, Rafael M. Ribeiro, Yu Sang, Joao R. L. Santos, Juliana F. R. dos Santos, Gustavo B. Silva, Frederico Vieira, Jordany Vieira, Linfeng Xiao, Xue Zhang, Yongkai Zhu

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Observations of the redshifted 21-cm line of neutral hydrogen (HI) are a new and powerful window of observation that offers us the possibility to map the spatial distribution of cosmic HI and learn about cosmology. BINGO (Baryon Acoustic Oscillations [BAO] from Integrated Neutral Gas Observations) is a new unique radio telescope designed to be one of the first to probe BAO at radio frequencies. BINGO has two science goals: cosmology and astrophysics. Cosmology is the main science goal and the driver for BINGO's design and strategy. The key of BINGO is to detect the low redshift BAO to put strong constraints in the dark sector models. Given the versatility of the BINGO telescope, a secondary goal is astrophysics, where BINGO can help discover and study Fast Radio Bursts (FRB) and other transients, Galactic and extragalactic science. In this paper, we introduce the latest progress of the BINGO project, its science goals, describing the scientific potential of the project in each science and the new developments obtained by the collaboration. We introduce the BINGO project and its science goals and give a general summary of recent developments in construction, science potential and pipeline development obtained by the BINGO collaboration in the past few years. We show that BINGO will be able to obtain competitive constraints for the dark sector, and also that will allow for the discovery of several FRBs in the southern hemisphere. The capacity of BINGO in obtaining information from 21-cm is also tested in the pipeline introduced here. There is still no measurement of the BAO in radio, and studying cosmology in this new window of observations is one of the most promising advances in the field. The BINGO project is a radio telescope that has the goal to be one of the first to perform this measurement and it is currently being built in the northeast of Brazil. (Abridged)
Original languageEnglish
Article numberA14
Number of pages23
JournalAstronomy and Astrophysics
Publication statusPublished - 3 Aug 2022


  • astro-ph.CO
  • astro-ph.HE
  • astro-ph.IM
  • TC_highlight
  • 21-cm cosmology
  • baryon acoustic oscillations
  • radio astronomy
  • BINGO Telescope

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