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Publication . Article . Preprint . 2019

Cosmological constraints from multiple probes in the Dark Energy Survey

T. M. C. Abbott; A. Alarcon; S. Allam; P. Andersen; F. Andrade-Oliveira; J. Annis; Jacobo Asorey; +156 Authors
Open Access
The combination of multiple observational probes has long been advocated as a powerful technique to constrain cosmological parameters, in particular dark energy. The Dark Energy Survey has measured 207 spectroscopically--confirmed Type Ia supernova lightcurves; the baryon acoustic oscillation feature; weak gravitational lensing; and galaxy clustering. Here we present combined results from these probes, deriving constraints on the equation of state, $w$, of dark energy and its energy density in the Universe. Independently of other experiments, such as those that measure the cosmic microwave background, the probes from this single photometric survey rule out a Universe with no dark energy, finding $w=-0.80^{+0.09}_{-0.11}$. The geometry is shown to be consistent with a spatially flat Universe, and we obtain a constraint on the baryon density of $\Omega_b=0.069^{+0.009}_{-0.012}$ that is independent of early Universe measurements. These results demonstrate the potential power of large multi-probe photometric surveys and pave the way for order of magnitude advances in our constraints on properties of dark energy and cosmology over the next decade.
Comment: 8 pages, 2 figures; v3 matches version accepted by PRL
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arXiv: Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics

Microsoft Academic Graph classification: Shape of the universe Equation of state (cosmology) Dark energy Physics Dark matter Universe media_common.quotation_subject media_common Weak gravitational lensing Cosmic microwave background Astrophysics Cosmology


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Capitalizing on Gravitational Shear
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 240672
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
NSF| Collaborative Research: The Dark Energy Survey Data Management Operations
  • Funder: National Science Foundation (NSF)
  • Project Code: 1138766
  • Funding stream: Directorate for Mathematical & Physical Sciences | Division of Astronomical Sciences
Understanding the Origin of Cosmic Structure
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 306478
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
Testing the Dark Energy Paradigm and Measuring Neutrino Mass with the Dark Energy Survey
  • Funder: European Commission (EC)
  • Project Code: 291329
  • Funding stream: FP7 | SP2 | ERC
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