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The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey : cosmological analysis of the DR12 galaxy sample. / Alam, Shadab; Ata, Metin; Bailey, Stephen; Beutler, Florian; Bizyaev, Dmitry; Blazek, Jonathan A.; Bolton, Adam S.; Brownstein, Joel R.; Burden, Angela; Chuang, Chia-Hsun; Comparat, Johan; Cuesta, Antonio J.; Dawson, Kyle S.; Eisenstein, Daniel J.; Escoffier, Stephanie; Gil-Marín, Héctor; Grieb, Jan Niklas; Hand, Nick; Ho, Shirley; Kinemuchi, Karen; Kirkby, David; Kitaura, Francisco; Malanushenko, Elena; Malanushenko, Viktor; Maraston, Claudia; McBride, Cameron K.; Nichol, Robert C.; Olmstead, Matthew D.; Oravetz, Daniel; Padmanabhan, Nikhil; Palanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie; Pan, Kaike; Pellejero-Ibanez, Marcos; Percival, Will J.; Petitjean, Patrick; Prada, Francisco; Price-Whelan, Adrian M.; Reid, Beth A.; Rodríguez-Torres, Sergio A.; Roe, Natalie A.; Ross, Ashley J.; Ross, Nicholas P.; Rossi, Graziano; Rubiño-Martín, Jose Alberto; Sánchez, Ariel G.; Saito, Shun; Salazar-Albornoz, Salvador; Samushia, Lado; Satpathy, Siddharth; Scóccola, Claudia G.; Schlegel, David J.; Schneider, Donald P.; Seo, Hee-Jong; Simmons, Audrey; Slosar, Anže; Strauss, Michael A.; Swanson, Molly E. C.; Thomas, Daniel; Tinker, Jeremy L.; Tojeiro, Rita; Magaña, Mariana Vargas; Vazquez, Jose Alberto; Verde, Licia; Wake, David A.; Wang, Yuting; Weinberg, David H.; White, Martin; Wood-Vasey, W. Michael; Yèche, Christophe; Zehavi, Idit; Zhai, Zhongxu; Zhao, Gong-Bo.

In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, Vol. 470, No. 3, 09.2017, p. 2617-2652.

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Alam, S, Ata, M, Bailey, S, Beutler, F, Bizyaev, D, Blazek, JA, Bolton, AS, Brownstein, JR, Burden, A, Chuang, C-H, Comparat, J, Cuesta, AJ, Dawson, KS, Eisenstein, DJ, Escoffier, S, Gil-Marín, H, Grieb, JN, Hand, N, Ho, S, Kinemuchi, K, Kirkby, D, Kitaura, F, Malanushenko, E, Malanushenko, V, Maraston, C, McBride, CK, Nichol, RC, Olmstead, MD, Oravetz, D, Padmanabhan, N, Palanque-Delabrouille, N, Pan, K, Pellejero-Ibanez, M, Percival, WJ, Petitjean, P, Prada, F, Price-Whelan, AM, Reid, BA, Rodríguez-Torres, SA, Roe, NA, Ross, AJ, Ross, NP, Rossi, G, Rubiño-Martín, JA, Sánchez, AG, Saito, S, Salazar-Albornoz, S, Samushia, L, Satpathy, S, Scóccola, CG, Schlegel, DJ, Schneider, DP, Seo, H-J, Simmons, A, Slosar, A, Strauss, MA, Swanson, MEC, Thomas, D, Tinker, JL, Tojeiro, R, Magaña, MV, Vazquez, JA, Verde, L, Wake, DA, Wang, Y, Weinberg, DH, White, M, Wood-Vasey, WM, Yèche, C, Zehavi, I, Zhai, Z & Zhao, G-B 2017, 'The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: cosmological analysis of the DR12 galaxy sample', Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, vol. 470, no. 3, pp. 2617-2652. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx721

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Alam, S., Ata, M., Bailey, S., Beutler, F., Bizyaev, D., Blazek, J. A., Bolton, A. S., Brownstein, J. R., Burden, A., Chuang, C-H., Comparat, J., Cuesta, A. J., Dawson, K. S., Eisenstein, D. J., Escoffier, S., Gil-Marín, H., Grieb, J. N., Hand, N., Ho, S., ... Zhao, G-B. (2017). The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: cosmological analysis of the DR12 galaxy sample. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, 470(3), 2617-2652. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx721

Vancouver

Alam S, Ata M, Bailey S, Beutler F, Bizyaev D, Blazek JA et al. The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: cosmological analysis of the DR12 galaxy sample. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2017 Sep;470(3):2617-2652. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stx721

Author

Alam, Shadab ; Ata, Metin ; Bailey, Stephen ; Beutler, Florian ; Bizyaev, Dmitry ; Blazek, Jonathan A. ; Bolton, Adam S. ; Brownstein, Joel R. ; Burden, Angela ; Chuang, Chia-Hsun ; Comparat, Johan ; Cuesta, Antonio J. ; Dawson, Kyle S. ; Eisenstein, Daniel J. ; Escoffier, Stephanie ; Gil-Marín, Héctor ; Grieb, Jan Niklas ; Hand, Nick ; Ho, Shirley ; Kinemuchi, Karen ; Kirkby, David ; Kitaura, Francisco ; Malanushenko, Elena ; Malanushenko, Viktor ; Maraston, Claudia ; McBride, Cameron K. ; Nichol, Robert C. ; Olmstead, Matthew D. ; Oravetz, Daniel ; Padmanabhan, Nikhil ; Palanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie ; Pan, Kaike ; Pellejero-Ibanez, Marcos ; Percival, Will J. ; Petitjean, Patrick ; Prada, Francisco ; Price-Whelan, Adrian M. ; Reid, Beth A. ; Rodríguez-Torres, Sergio A. ; Roe, Natalie A. ; Ross, Ashley J. ; Ross, Nicholas P. ; Rossi, Graziano ; Rubiño-Martín, Jose Alberto ; Sánchez, Ariel G. ; Saito, Shun ; Salazar-Albornoz, Salvador ; Samushia, Lado ; Satpathy, Siddharth ; Scóccola, Claudia G. ; Schlegel, David J. ; Schneider, Donald P. ; Seo, Hee-Jong ; Simmons, Audrey ; Slosar, Anže ; Strauss, Michael A. ; Swanson, Molly E. C. ; Thomas, Daniel ; Tinker, Jeremy L. ; Tojeiro, Rita ; Magaña, Mariana Vargas ; Vazquez, Jose Alberto ; Verde, Licia ; Wake, David A. ; Wang, Yuting ; Weinberg, David H. ; White, Martin ; Wood-Vasey, W. Michael ; Yèche, Christophe ; Zehavi, Idit ; Zhai, Zhongxu ; Zhao, Gong-Bo. / The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey : cosmological analysis of the DR12 galaxy sample. In: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2017 ; Vol. 470, No. 3. pp. 2617-2652.

Bibtex

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title = "The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: cosmological analysis of the DR12 galaxy sample",
abstract = "We present cosmological results from the final galaxy clustering data set of the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III. Our combined galaxy sample comprises 1.2 million massive galaxies over an effective area of 9329 deg2 and volume of 18.7 Gpc3, divided into three partially overlapping redshift slices centred at effective redshifts 0.38, 0.51 and 0.61. We measure the angular diameter distance DM and Hubble parameter H from the baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) method, in combination with a cosmic microwave background prior on the sound horizon scale, after applying reconstruction to reduce non-linear effects on the BAO feature. Using the anisotropic clustering of the pre-reconstruction density field, we measure the product DMH from the Alcock–Paczynski (AP) effect and the growth of structure, quantified by fσ8(z), from redshift-space distortions (RSD). We combine individual measurements presented in seven companion papers into a set of consensus values and likelihoods, obtaining constraints that are tighter and more robust than those from any one method; in particular, the AP measurement from sub-BAO scales sharpens constraints from post-reconstruction BAOs by breaking degeneracy between DM and H. Combined with Planck 2016 cosmic microwave background measurements, our distance scale measurements simultaneously imply curvature ΩK = 0.0003 ± 0.0026 and a dark energy equation-of-state parameter w = −1.01 ± 0.06, in strong affirmation of the spatially flat cold dark matter (CDM) model with a cosmological constant (ΛCDM). Our RSD measurements of fσ8, at 6 per cent precision, are similarly consistent with this model. When combined with supernova Ia data, we find H0 = 67.3 ± 1.0 km s−1 Mpc−1 even for our most general dark energy model, in tension with some direct measurements. Adding extra relativistic species as a degree of freedom loosens the constraint only slightly, to H0 = 67.8 ± 1.2 km s−1 Mpc−1. Assuming flat ΛCDM, we find Ωm = 0.310 ± 0.005 and H0 = 67.6 ± 0.5 km s−1 Mpc−1, and we find a 95 per cent upper limit of 0.16 eV c−2 on the neutrino mass sum.",
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T1 - The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey

T2 - cosmological analysis of the DR12 galaxy sample

AU - Alam, Shadab

AU - Ata, Metin

AU - Bailey, Stephen

AU - Beutler, Florian

AU - Bizyaev, Dmitry

AU - Blazek, Jonathan A.

AU - Bolton, Adam S.

AU - Brownstein, Joel R.

AU - Burden, Angela

AU - Chuang, Chia-Hsun

AU - Comparat, Johan

AU - Cuesta, Antonio J.

AU - Dawson, Kyle S.

AU - Eisenstein, Daniel J.

AU - Escoffier, Stephanie

AU - Gil-Marín, Héctor

AU - Grieb, Jan Niklas

AU - Hand, Nick

AU - Ho, Shirley

AU - Kinemuchi, Karen

AU - Kirkby, David

AU - Kitaura, Francisco

AU - Malanushenko, Elena

AU - Malanushenko, Viktor

AU - Maraston, Claudia

AU - McBride, Cameron K.

AU - Nichol, Robert C.

AU - Olmstead, Matthew D.

AU - Oravetz, Daniel

AU - Padmanabhan, Nikhil

AU - Palanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie

AU - Pan, Kaike

AU - Pellejero-Ibanez, Marcos

AU - Percival, Will J.

AU - Petitjean, Patrick

AU - Prada, Francisco

AU - Price-Whelan, Adrian M.

AU - Reid, Beth A.

AU - Rodríguez-Torres, Sergio A.

AU - Roe, Natalie A.

AU - Ross, Ashley J.

AU - Ross, Nicholas P.

AU - Rossi, Graziano

AU - Rubiño-Martín, Jose Alberto

AU - Sánchez, Ariel G.

AU - Saito, Shun

AU - Salazar-Albornoz, Salvador

AU - Samushia, Lado

AU - Satpathy, Siddharth

AU - Scóccola, Claudia G.

AU - Schlegel, David J.

AU - Schneider, Donald P.

AU - Seo, Hee-Jong

AU - Simmons, Audrey

AU - Slosar, Anže

AU - Strauss, Michael A.

AU - Swanson, Molly E. C.

AU - Thomas, Daniel

AU - Tinker, Jeremy L.

AU - Tojeiro, Rita

AU - Magaña, Mariana Vargas

AU - Vazquez, Jose Alberto

AU - Verde, Licia

AU - Wake, David A.

AU - Wang, Yuting

AU - Weinberg, David H.

AU - White, Martin

AU - Wood-Vasey, W. Michael

AU - Yèche, Christophe

AU - Zehavi, Idit

AU - Zhai, Zhongxu

AU - Zhao, Gong-Bo

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N2 - We present cosmological results from the final galaxy clustering data set of the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III. Our combined galaxy sample comprises 1.2 million massive galaxies over an effective area of 9329 deg2 and volume of 18.7 Gpc3, divided into three partially overlapping redshift slices centred at effective redshifts 0.38, 0.51 and 0.61. We measure the angular diameter distance DM and Hubble parameter H from the baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) method, in combination with a cosmic microwave background prior on the sound horizon scale, after applying reconstruction to reduce non-linear effects on the BAO feature. Using the anisotropic clustering of the pre-reconstruction density field, we measure the product DMH from the Alcock–Paczynski (AP) effect and the growth of structure, quantified by fσ8(z), from redshift-space distortions (RSD). We combine individual measurements presented in seven companion papers into a set of consensus values and likelihoods, obtaining constraints that are tighter and more robust than those from any one method; in particular, the AP measurement from sub-BAO scales sharpens constraints from post-reconstruction BAOs by breaking degeneracy between DM and H. Combined with Planck 2016 cosmic microwave background measurements, our distance scale measurements simultaneously imply curvature ΩK = 0.0003 ± 0.0026 and a dark energy equation-of-state parameter w = −1.01 ± 0.06, in strong affirmation of the spatially flat cold dark matter (CDM) model with a cosmological constant (ΛCDM). Our RSD measurements of fσ8, at 6 per cent precision, are similarly consistent with this model. When combined with supernova Ia data, we find H0 = 67.3 ± 1.0 km s−1 Mpc−1 even for our most general dark energy model, in tension with some direct measurements. Adding extra relativistic species as a degree of freedom loosens the constraint only slightly, to H0 = 67.8 ± 1.2 km s−1 Mpc−1. Assuming flat ΛCDM, we find Ωm = 0.310 ± 0.005 and H0 = 67.6 ± 0.5 km s−1 Mpc−1, and we find a 95 per cent upper limit of 0.16 eV c−2 on the neutrino mass sum.

AB - We present cosmological results from the final galaxy clustering data set of the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III. Our combined galaxy sample comprises 1.2 million massive galaxies over an effective area of 9329 deg2 and volume of 18.7 Gpc3, divided into three partially overlapping redshift slices centred at effective redshifts 0.38, 0.51 and 0.61. We measure the angular diameter distance DM and Hubble parameter H from the baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) method, in combination with a cosmic microwave background prior on the sound horizon scale, after applying reconstruction to reduce non-linear effects on the BAO feature. Using the anisotropic clustering of the pre-reconstruction density field, we measure the product DMH from the Alcock–Paczynski (AP) effect and the growth of structure, quantified by fσ8(z), from redshift-space distortions (RSD). We combine individual measurements presented in seven companion papers into a set of consensus values and likelihoods, obtaining constraints that are tighter and more robust than those from any one method; in particular, the AP measurement from sub-BAO scales sharpens constraints from post-reconstruction BAOs by breaking degeneracy between DM and H. Combined with Planck 2016 cosmic microwave background measurements, our distance scale measurements simultaneously imply curvature ΩK = 0.0003 ± 0.0026 and a dark energy equation-of-state parameter w = −1.01 ± 0.06, in strong affirmation of the spatially flat cold dark matter (CDM) model with a cosmological constant (ΛCDM). Our RSD measurements of fσ8, at 6 per cent precision, are similarly consistent with this model. When combined with supernova Ia data, we find H0 = 67.3 ± 1.0 km s−1 Mpc−1 even for our most general dark energy model, in tension with some direct measurements. Adding extra relativistic species as a degree of freedom loosens the constraint only slightly, to H0 = 67.8 ± 1.2 km s−1 Mpc−1. Assuming flat ΛCDM, we find Ωm = 0.310 ± 0.005 and H0 = 67.6 ± 0.5 km s−1 Mpc−1, and we find a 95 per cent upper limit of 0.16 eV c−2 on the neutrino mass sum.

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