Cosmological parameters from SDSS and WMAP

Max Tegmark, Michael A. Strauss, Michael R. Blanton, Kevork Abazajian, Scott Dodelson, Havard Sandvik, Xiaomin Wang, David H. Weinberg, Idit Zehavi, Neta A. Bahcall, Fiona Hoyle, David Schlegel, Roman Scoccimarro, Michael S. Vogeley, Andreas Berlind, Tamás Budavari, Andrew Connolly, Daniel J. Eisenstein, Douglas Finkbeiner, Joshua A. Frieman & 47 others James E. Gunn, Lam Hui, Bhuvnesh Jain, David Johnston, Stephen Kent, Huan Lin, Reiko Nakajima, Robert C. Nichol, Jeremiah P. Ostriker, Adrian Pope, Ryan Scranton, Uroš Seljak, Ravi K. Sheth, Albert Stebbins, Alexander S. Szalay, István Szapudi, Yongzhong Xu, James Annis, J. Brinkmann, Scott Burles, Francisco J. Castander, Istvan Csabai, Jon Loveday, Mamoru Doi, Masataka Fukugita, Bruce Gillespie, Greg Hennessy, David W. Hogg, Željko Ivezić, Gillian R. Knapp, Don Q. Lamb, Brian C. Lee, Robert H. Lupton, Timothy A. McKay, Peter Kunszt, Jeffrey A. Munn, Liam O’Connell, John Peoples, Jeffrey R. Pier, Michael Richmond, Constance Rockosi, Donald P. Schneider, Christopher Stoughton, Douglas L. Tucker, Daniel E. Vanden Berk, Brian Yanny, Donald G. York

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We measure cosmological parameters using the three-dimensional power spectrum [Formula Presented] from over 200 000 galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) in combination with Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP) and other data. Our results are consistent with a “vanilla” flat adiabatic cold dark matter model with a cosmological constant without tilt [Formula Presented] running tilt, tensor modes, or massive neutrinos. Adding SDSS information more than halves the WMAP-only error bars on some parameters, tightening [Formula Presented] constraints on the Hubble parameter from [Formula Presented] to [Formula Presented] on the matter density from [Formula Presented] to [Formula Presented] [Formula Presented] and on neutrino masses from [Formula Presented] to [Formula Presented] (95%). SDSS helps even more when dropping prior assumptions about curvature, neutrinos, tensor modes and the equation of state. Our results are in substantial agreement with the joint analysis of WMAP and the Two Degree Field Galaxy Redshift Survey, which is an impressive consistency check with independent redshift survey data and analysis techniques. In this paper, we place particular emphasis on clarifying the physical origin of the constraints, i.e., what we do and do not know when using different data sets and prior assumptions. For instance, dropping the assumption that space is perfectly flat, the WMAP-only constraint on the measured age of the Universe tightens from [Formula Presented] to [Formula Presented] by adding SDSS and SN Ia data. Including tensors, running tilt, neutrino mass and equation of state in the list of free parameters, many constraints are still quite weak, but future cosmological measurements from SDSS and other sources should allow these to be substantially tightened.

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JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume69
Issue number10
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StatePublished - Jan 1 2004

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Tegmark, M., Strauss, M. A., Blanton, M. R., Abazajian, K., Dodelson, S., Sandvik, H., ... York, D. G. (2004). Cosmological parameters from SDSS and WMAP. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology, 69(10). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.69.103501
Tegmark, Max ; Strauss, Michael A. ; Blanton, Michael R. ; Abazajian, Kevork ; Dodelson, Scott ; Sandvik, Havard ; Wang, Xiaomin ; Weinberg, David H. ; Zehavi, Idit ; Bahcall, Neta A. ; Hoyle, Fiona ; Schlegel, David ; Scoccimarro, Roman ; Vogeley, Michael S. ; Berlind, Andreas ; Budavari, Tamás ; Connolly, Andrew ; Eisenstein, Daniel J. ; Finkbeiner, Douglas ; Frieman, Joshua A. ; Gunn, James E. ; Hui, Lam ; Jain, Bhuvnesh ; Johnston, David ; Kent, Stephen ; Lin, Huan ; Nakajima, Reiko ; Nichol, Robert C. ; Ostriker, Jeremiah P. ; Pope, Adrian ; Scranton, Ryan ; Seljak, Uroš ; Sheth, Ravi K. ; Stebbins, Albert ; Szalay, Alexander S. ; Szapudi, István ; Xu, Yongzhong ; Annis, James ; Brinkmann, J. ; Burles, Scott ; Castander, Francisco J. ; Csabai, Istvan ; Loveday, Jon ; Doi, Mamoru ; Fukugita, Masataka ; Gillespie, Bruce ; Hennessy, Greg ; Hogg, David W. ; Ivezić, Željko ; Knapp, Gillian R. ; Lamb, Don Q. ; Lee, Brian C. ; Lupton, Robert H. ; McKay, Timothy A. ; Kunszt, Peter ; Munn, Jeffrey A. ; O’Connell, Liam ; Peoples, John ; Pier, Jeffrey R. ; Richmond, Michael ; Rockosi, Constance ; Schneider, Donald P. ; Stoughton, Christopher ; Tucker, Douglas L. ; Vanden Berk, Daniel E. ; Yanny, Brian ; York, Donald G. / Cosmological parameters from SDSS and WMAP. In: Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology. 2004 ; Vol. 69, No. 10.
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Tegmark M, Strauss MA, Blanton MR, Abazajian K, Dodelson S, Sandvik H et al. Cosmological parameters from SDSS and WMAP. Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology. 2004 Jan 1;69(10). https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.69.103501