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Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: cross-correlation between Dark Energy Survey Y1 galaxy weak lensing and South Pole Telescope + Planck CMB weak lensing

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We cross-correlate galaxy weak lensing measurements from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) year-one data with a cosmic microwave background (CMB) weak lensing map derived from South Pole Telescope (SPT) and Planck data, with an effective overlapping area of 1289 deg2. With the combined measurements from four source galaxy redshift bins, we obtain a detection significance of 5.8σ. We fit the amplitude of the correlation functions while fixing the cosmological parameters to a fiducial ΛCDM model, finding A = 0.99 ± 0.17. We additionally use the correlation function measurements to constrain shear calibration bias, obtaining constraints that are consistent with previous DES analyses. Finally, when performing a cosmological analysis under the ΛCDM model, we obtain the marginalized constraints of Ωm = 0.261 + 0.070−0.051 and S8 ≡ σ8√Ωm/0.3=0.660+0.085−0.100. These measurements are used in a companion work that presents cosmological constraints from the joint analysis of two-point functions among galaxies, galaxy shears, and CMB lensing using DES, SPT, and Planck data.
Original languageEnglish
Article number043517
Number of pages16
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 12 Aug 2019


  • PhysRevD.100.043517

    Rights statement: Y. Omori et al. (DES and SPT Collaborations). 'Dark Energy Survey Year 1 Results: Cross-correlation between Dark Energy Survey Y1 galaxy weak lensing and South Pole Telescope +Planck CMB weak lensing.' Physical Review D. 100, 4, 043517. © 2019 American Physical Society. All rights reserved.

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