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Abstract
Most statistical inference from cosmic largescale structure relies on twopoint statistics, i.e. on the galaxygalaxy correlation function (2PCF) or the power spectrum. These statistics capture the full information encoded in the Fourier amplitudes of the galaxy density field but do not describe the Fourier phases of the field. Here, we quantify the information contained in the line correlation function (LCF), a threepoint Fourier phase correlation function. Using cosmological simulations, we estimate the Fisher information (at redshift z = 0) of the 2PCF, LCF, and their combination, regarding the cosmological parameters of the standard ΛCDM model, as well as a warm dark matter model and the f(R) and Symmetronmodified gravity models. The galaxy bias is accounted for at the level of a linear bias. The relative information of the 2PCF and the LCF depends on the survey volume, sampling density (shot noise), and the bias uncertainty. For a volume of 1 h ^{3} Gpc^{3}, sampled with points of mean density n = 2 × 10^{3} h^{3} Mpc^{3}, and a bias uncertainty of 13 per cent, the LCF improves the parameter constraints by about 20 per cent in the ΛCDMcosmology and potentially even more in alternative models. Finally, since a linear bias only affects the Fourier amplitudes (2PCF), but not the phases (LCF), the combination of the 2PCF and the LCF can be used to break the degeneracy between the linear bias and σ_{8}, present in twopoint statistics.
Original language  English 

Pages (fromto)  27432753 
Number of pages  11 
Journal  Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 
Volume  479 
Issue number  2 
DOIs  
Publication status  Published  1 Sept 2018 
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The Fundamental Physics of Galaxy Formation
Glazebrook, K., Obreschkow, D., Fisher, D., Lagos Urbina, C. & Abraham, R.
1/01/16 → 31/12/18
Project: Research