We study the capability of future measurements of the galaxy clustering power spectrum to probe departures from a power-law spectrum for primordial fluctuations. On considering the information from the galaxy clustering power spectrum up to quasi-linear scales, i.e. κ < 0:1 h Mpc-1, we present forecasts for DESI, Euclid and SPHEREx in combination with CMB measurements. As examples of departures in the primordial power spectrum from a simple power-law, we consider four Planck 2015 best-fits motivated by inflationary models with different breaking of the slow-roll approximation. At present, these four representative models provide an improved fit to CMB temperature anisotropies, although not at statistical significant level. As for other extensions in the matter content of the simplest CDM model, the complementarity of the information in the resulting matter power spectrum expected from these galaxy surveys and in the primordial power spectrum from CMB anisotropies can be effective in constraining cosmological models. We find that the three galaxy surveys can add significant information to CMB to better constrain the extra parameters of the four models considered.

Probing primordial features with future galaxy surveys

BALLARDINI, MARIO;FEDELI, COSIMO;MOSCARDINI, LAURO
2016

Abstract

We study the capability of future measurements of the galaxy clustering power spectrum to probe departures from a power-law spectrum for primordial fluctuations. On considering the information from the galaxy clustering power spectrum up to quasi-linear scales, i.e. κ < 0:1 h Mpc-1, we present forecasts for DESI, Euclid and SPHEREx in combination with CMB measurements. As examples of departures in the primordial power spectrum from a simple power-law, we consider four Planck 2015 best-fits motivated by inflationary models with different breaking of the slow-roll approximation. At present, these four representative models provide an improved fit to CMB temperature anisotropies, although not at statistical significant level. As for other extensions in the matter content of the simplest CDM model, the complementarity of the information in the resulting matter power spectrum expected from these galaxy surveys and in the primordial power spectrum from CMB anisotropies can be effective in constraining cosmological models. We find that the three galaxy surveys can add significant information to CMB to better constrain the extra parameters of the four models considered.
Ballardini, M.; Finelli, F.; Fedeli, C.; Moscardini, L.
File in questo prodotto:
Eventuali allegati, non sono esposti

I documenti in IRIS sono protetti da copyright e tutti i diritti sono riservati, salvo diversa indicazione.

Utilizza questo identificativo per citare o creare un link a questo documento: https://hdl.handle.net/11585/588035
 Attenzione

Attenzione! I dati visualizzati non sono stati sottoposti a validazione da parte dell'ateneo

Citazioni
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.pmc??? ND
  • Scopus 45
  • ???jsp.display-item.citation.isi??? 61
social impact