Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: constraints on intrinsic alignments and their colour dependence from galaxy clustering and weak lensing
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We perform a joint analysis of intrinsic alignments and cosmology using tomographic weak lensing, galaxy clustering, and galaxy–galaxy lensing measurements from Year 1 (Y1) of the Dark Energy Survey. We define early- and late-type subsamples, which are found to pass a series of systematics tests, including for spurious photometric redshift error and point spread function correlations. We analyse these split data alongside the fiducial mixed Y1 sample using a range of intrinsic alignment models. In a fiducial non-linear alignment model analysis, assuming a flat cold dark matter cosmology, we find a significant difference in intrinsic alignment amplitude, with early-type galaxies favouring AIA = 2.38+−00.3231 and late-type galaxies consistent with no intrinsic alignments at 0.05+−00.1009. The analysis is repeated using a number of extended model spaces, including a physically motivated model that includes both tidal torquing and tidal alignment mechanisms. In multiprobe likelihood chains in which cosmology, intrinsic alignments in both galaxy samples and all other relevant systematics are varied simultaneously, we find the tidal alignment and tidal torquing parts of the intrinsic alignment signal have amplitudes A1 = 2.66+−00.6766, A2 = −2.94+−11.9483, respectively, for early-type galaxies and A1 = 0.62+−00.4141, A2 = −2.26+−11.3016 for late-type galaxies. In the full (mixed) Y1 sample the best constraints are A1 = 0.70+−00.4138, A2 = −1.36+−11.0841. For all galaxy splits and IA models considered, we report cosmological parameter constraints consistent with the results of the main DES Y1 cosmic shear and multiprobe cosmology papers.
|Number of pages||30|
|Journal||Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society|
|Early online date||16 Aug 2019|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Nov 2019|
Rights statement: This article has been accepted for publication in MNRAS © 2019 The Author(s). Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.
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