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Cosmological parameters from pre-Planck CMB measurements: A 2017 update

Author(s): Calabrese, Erminia; Hložek, Renée A.; Bond, J Richard; Devlin, Mark J; Dunkley, Jo; et al

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Abstract: We present cosmological constraints from the combination of the full mission nine-year WMAP release and small-scale temperature data from the pre-Planck Atacama Cosmology Telescope (ACT) and South Pole Telescope (SPT) generation of instruments. This is an update of the analysis presented in Calabrese et al. [ Phys. Rev. D 87 , 103012 (2013) ], and highlights the impact on Λ CDM cosmology of a 0.06 eV massive neutrino — which was assumed in the Planck analysis but not in the ACT/SPT analyses — and a Planck-cleaned measurement of the optical depth to reionization. We show that cosmological constraints are now strong enough that small differences in assumptions about reionization and neutrino mass give systematic differences which are clearly detectable in the data. We recommend that these updated results be used when comparing cosmological constraints from WMAP, ACT and SPT with other surveys or with current and future full-mission Planck cosmology. Cosmological parameter chains are publicly available on the NASA ’ s LAMBDA data archive.
Publication Date: 15-Mar-2017
Electronic Publication Date: 28-Mar-2017
Citation: Calabrese, Erminia, Hložek, Renée A, Bond, J Richard, Devlin, Mark J, Dunkley, Joanna, Halpern, Mark, Hincks, Adam D, Irwin, Kent D, Kosowsky, Arthur, Moodley, Kavilan, Newburgh, Laura B, Niemack, Michael D, Page, Lyman A, Sherwin, Blake D, Sievers, Jonathan L, Spergel, David N, Staggs, Suzanne T, Wollack, Edward J. (2017). Cosmological parameters from pre-Planck CMB measurements: A 2017 update. Physical Review D, 95 (6), 10.1103/PhysRevD.95.063525
DOI: doi:10.1103/PhysRevD.95.063525
ISSN: 2470-0010
EISSN: 2470-0029
Pages: 063525-1 - 063525-4
Type of Material: Journal Article
Journal/Proceeding Title: Physical Review D
Version: Author's manuscript

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