Scale-dependent bias induced by local non-Gaussianity: A comparison to N-body simulations

Дата и время публикации : 2008-11-17T16:12:54Z

Авторы публикации и институты :
Vincent Desjacques
Uros Seljak
Ilian T. Iliev

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Коментарии к cтатье: 13 pages, 10 figures. (v2): substantial changes. added a physically motivated scale-independent bias correction which improves significantly the agreement with the simulations (v3): matches published version
Первичная категория: astro-ph

Все категории : astro-ph

Краткий обзор статьи: We investigate the effect of primordial non-Gaussianity of the local f_NL type on the auto- and cross-power spectrum of dark matter haloes using simulations of the LCDM cosmology. We perform a series of large N-body simulations of both positive and negative f_NL, spanning the range between 10 and 100. Theoretical models predict a scale-dependent bias correction Delta b(k,f_NL) that depends on the linear halo bias b(M). We measure the power spectra for a range of halo mass and redshifts covering the relevant range of existing galaxy and quasar populations. We show that auto and cross-correlation analyses of bias are consistent with each other. We find that for low wavenumbers with k<0.03 h/Mpc the theory and the simulations agree well with each other for biased haloes with b(M)>1.5. We show that a scale-independent bias correction improves the comparison between theory and simulations on smaller scales, where the scale-dependent effect rapidly becomes negligible. The current limits on f_NL from Slosar et al. (2008) come mostly from very large scales k<0.01 h/Mpc and, therefore, remain valid. For the halo samples with b(M)<1.5-2 we find that the scale- dependent bias from non-Gaussianity actually exceeds the theoretical predictions. Our results are consistent with the bias correction scaling linearly with f_NL.

Category: Physics