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The completed SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: geometry and growth from the anisotropic void-galaxy correlation function in the luminous red galaxy sample

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  • Seshadri Nadathur
  • Alex Woodfinden
  • Will J. Percival
  • Marie Aubert
  • Julian Bautista
  • Kyle Dawson
  • Stéphanie Escoffier
  • Sebastien Fromenteau
  • Héctor Gil-Marín
  • James Rich
  • Ashley J. Ross
  • Graziano Rossi
  • Mariana Vargas Magaña
  • Joel R. Brownstein
  • Donald P. Schneider
We present an analysis of the anisotropic redshift-space void-galaxy correlation in configuration space using the Sloan Digital Sky Survey extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (eBOSS) Data Release 16 luminous red galaxy (LRG) sample. This sample consists of LRGs between redshifts 0.6 and 1.0, combined with the high redshift z > 0.6 tail of the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey Data Release 12 CMASS sample. We use a reconstruction method to undo redshift-space distortion (RSD) effects from the galaxy field before applying a watershed void-finding algorithm to remove bias from the void selection. We then perform a joint fit to the multipole moments of the correlation function for the growth rate fσ8 and the geometrical distance ratio DM/DH, finding fσ8(zeff)=0.356±0.079fσ8(zeff)=0.356±0.079 and DM/DH(zeff)=0.868±0.017DM/DH(zeff)=0.868±0.017 at the effective redshift zeff=0.69zeff=0.69 of the sample. The posterior parameter degeneracies are orthogonal to those from galaxy clustering analyses applied to the same data, and the constraint achieved on DM/DH is signixsficantly tighter. In combination with the consensus galaxy BAO and full-shape analyses of the same sample, we obtain fσ8 = 0.447 ± 0.039, DM/rd = 17.48 ± 0.23 and DH/rd = 20.10 ± 0.34. These values are in good agreement with the ΛCDM model predictions and represent reductions in the uncertainties of 13%13%⁠, 23%23% and 28%28% respectively compared to the combined results from galaxy clustering, or an overall reduction of 55% in the allowed volume of parameter space.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Early online date8 Oct 2020
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Publication statusEarly online - 8 Oct 2020

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  • The completed SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey

    Rights statement: This is a pre-copyedited, author-produced PDF of an article accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society following peer review. The version of record Seshadri Nadathur et.al. (2020), 'The Completed SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: geometry and growth from the anisotropic void-galaxy correlation function in the luminous red galaxy sample'. MNRAS, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/staa3074, is available online at: https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/staa3074.

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