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Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: Cosmological constraints from cosmic shear

Author(s): Troxel, MA; MacCrann, N; Zuntz, J; Eifler, TF; Krause, E; et al

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Abstract: We use 26 x 10(6) galaxies from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) Year 1 shape catalogs over 1321 deg(2) of the sky to produce the most significant measurement of cosmic shear in a galaxy survey to date. We constrain cosmological parameters in both the flat Lambda CDM and the wCDM models, while also varying the neutrino mass density. These results are shown to be robust using two independent shape catalogs, two independent photo-z calibration methods, and two independent analysis pipelines in a blind analysis. We find a 3.5% fractional uncertainty on sigma(8) (Omega(m)/0.3)(0.5) = 0.782(- 0.027)(+0.027) at 68% C. L., which is a factor of 2.5 improvement over the fractional constraining power of our DES Science Verification results. In wCDM, we find a 4.8% fractional uncertainty on sigma(8) (Omega(m)/0.3)(0.5) = 0.777(-0.038)(+0.036) and a dark energy equation-of-state w = -0.95(-0.39)(+0.33) . We find results that are consistent with previous cosmic shear constraints in sigma(8)-Omega(m), and we see no evidence for disagreement of our weak lensing data with data from the cosmic microwave background. Finally, we find no evidence preferring a wCDM model allowing w not equal -1. We expect further significant improvements with subsequent years of DES data, which will more than triple the sky coverage of our shape catalogs and double the effective integrated exposure time per galaxy.
Publication Date: 15-Aug-2018
Electronic Publication Date: 27-Aug-2018
Citation: Troxel, MA, MacCrann, N, Zuntz, J, Eifler, TF, Krause, E, Dodelson, S, Gruen, D, Blazek, J, Friedrich, O, Samuroff, S, Prat, J, Secco, LF, Davis, C, Ferte, A, DeRose, J, Alarcon, A, Amara, A, Baxter, E, Becker, MR, Bernstein, GM, Bridle, SL, Cawthon, R, Chang, C, Choi, A, De Vicente, J, Drlica-Wagner, A, Elvin-Poole, J, Frieman, J, Gatti, M, Hartley, WG, Honscheid, K, Hoyle, B, Huff, EM, Huterer, D, Jain, B, Jarvis, M, Kacprzak, T, Kirk, D, Kokron, N, Krawiec, C, Lahav, O, Liddle, AR, Peacock, J, Rau, MM, Refregier, A, Rollins, RP, Rozo, E, Rykoff, ES, Sanchez, C, Sevilla-Noarbe, I, Sheldon, E, Stebbins, A, Varga, TN, Vielzeuf, P, Wang, M, Wechsler, RH, Yanny, B, Abbott, TMC, Abdalla, FB, Allam, S, Annis, J, Bechtol, K, Benoit-Levy, A, Bertin, E, Brooks, D, Buckley-Geer, E, Burke, DL, Rosell, A Carnero, Kind, M Carrasco, Carretero, J, Castander, FJ, Crocce, M, Cunha, CE, D Andrea, CB, da Costa, LN, Depoy, DL, Desai, S, Diehl, HT, Dietrich, JP, Doel, P, Fernandez, E, Flaugher, B, Fosalba, P, Garcia-Bellido, J, Gaztanaga, E, Gerdes, DW, Giannantonio, T, Goldstein, DA, Gruendl, RA, Gschwend, J, Gutierrez, G, James, DJ, Jeltema, T, Johnson, MWG, Johnson, MD, Kent, S, Kuehn, K, Kuhlmann, S, Kuropatkin, N, Li, TS, Lima, M, Lin, H, Maia, MAG, March, M, Marshall, JL, Martini, P, Melchior, P, Menanteau, F, Miquel, R, Mohr, JJ, Neilsen, E, Nichol, RC, Nord, B, Petravick, D, Plazas, AA, Romer, AK, Roodman, A, Sako, M, Sanchez, E, Scarpine, V, Schindler, R, Schubnell, M, Smith, M, Smith, RC, Soares-Santos, M, Sobreira, F, Suchyta, E, Swanson, MEC, Tarle, G, Thomas, D, Tucker, DL, Vikram, V, Walker, AR, Weller, J, Zhang, Y, Collaboration, DES. (2018). Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: Cosmological constraints from cosmic shear. PHYSICAL REVIEW D, 98 (10.1103/PhysRevD.98.043528
DOI: doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.98.043528
ISSN: 2470-0010
EISSN: 2470-0029
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Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: PHYSICAL REVIEW D
Version: Final published version. Article is made available in OAR by the publisher's permission or policy.

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