Tuesday, July 9, 2013

1307.1712 (W. A. Watson et al.)

The Jubilee ISW Project I: simulated ISW and weak lensing maps and initial power spectra results    [PDF]

W. A. Watson, J. M. Diego, S. Gottlöber, I. T. Iliev, A. Knebe, E. Martínez-González, G. Yepes, R. B. Barreiro, J. González-Nuevo, S. Hotchkiss, A. Marcos-Caballero, S. Nadathur, P. Vielva, .
We present initial results from the Jubilee ISW project, which models the expected \LambdaCDM Integrated Sachs-Wolfe (ISW) effect in the Jubilee simulation. The simulation volume is (6 Gpc/h)^3, allowing power on very large-scales to be incorporated into the calculation. Haloes are resolved down to a mass of 1.5x10^12 M_sun/h, which allows us to derive a catalogue of mock Luminous Red Galaxies (LRGs) for cross-correlation analysis with the ISW signal. We find the ISW effect observed on a projected sky to grow stronger at late times with the evolution of the ISW power spectrum matching expectations from linear theory. Maps of the gravitational lensing effect, including the convergence and deflection fields, are calculated using the same potential as for the ISW. We calculate the redshift dependence of the ISW-LRG cross-correlation signal for a full sky survey with no noise considerations. For l < 30, the signal is strongest for lower redshift bins (z ~ 0.2 to 0.5), whereas for l > 30 the signal is best observed with surveys covering z ~ 0.6-1.0.
View original: http://arxiv.org/abs/1307.1712

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