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dc.contributor.authorAnderson, Lauren
dc.contributor.authorAubourg, Éric
dc.contributor.authorBailey, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorBeutler, Florian
dc.contributor.authorBhardwaj, Vaishali
dc.contributor.authorBlanton, Michael
dc.contributor.authorBolton, Adam S.
dc.contributor.authorBrinkmann, J.
dc.contributor.authorBrownstein, Joel R.
dc.contributor.authorBurden, Angela
dc.contributor.authorChuang, Chia-Hsun
dc.contributor.authorCuesta, Antonio J.
dc.contributor.authorDawson, Kyle S.
dc.contributor.authorEisenstein, Daniel J.
dc.contributor.authorEscoffier, Stephanie
dc.contributor.authorGunn, James E.
dc.contributor.authorGuo, Hong
dc.contributor.authorHo, Shirley
dc.contributor.authorHonscheid, Klaus
dc.contributor.authorHowlett, Cullan
dc.contributor.authorKirkby, David
dc.contributor.authorLupton, Robert H.
dc.contributor.authorManera, Marc
dc.contributor.authorMaraston, Claudia
dc.contributor.authorMcBride, Cameron K.
dc.contributor.authorMena, Olga
dc.contributor.authorMontesano, Francesco
dc.contributor.authorNichol, Robert C.
dc.contributor.authorNuza, Sebastián E.
dc.contributor.authorOlmstead, Matthew D.
dc.contributor.authorPadmanabhan, Nikhil
dc.contributor.authorPalanque-Delabrouille, Nathalie
dc.contributor.authorParejko, John
dc.contributor.authorPercival, Will J.
dc.contributor.authorPetitjean, Patrick
dc.contributor.authorPrada, Francisco
dc.contributor.authorPrice-Whelan, Adrian M.
dc.contributor.authorReid, Beth
dc.contributor.authorRoe, Natalie A.
dc.contributor.authorRoss, Ashley J.
dc.contributor.authorRoss, Nicholas P.
dc.contributor.authorSabiu, Cristiano G.
dc.contributor.authorSaito, Shun
dc.contributor.authorSamushia, Lado
dc.contributor.authorSánchez, Ariel G.
dc.contributor.authorSchlegel, David J.
dc.contributor.authorSchneider, Donald P.
dc.contributor.authorScoccola, Claudia G.
dc.contributor.authorSeo, Hee-Jong
dc.contributor.authorSkibba, Ramin A.
dc.contributor.authorStrauss, Michael A.
dc.contributor.authorSwanson, Molly E. C.
dc.contributor.authorThomas, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorTinker, Jeremy L.
dc.contributor.authorTojeiro, Rita
dc.contributor.authorMagaña, Mariana Vargas
dc.contributor.authorVerde, Licia
dc.contributor.authorWake, David A.
dc.contributor.authorWeaver, Benjamin A.
dc.contributor.authorWeinberg, David H.
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Martin
dc.contributor.authorXu, Xiaoying
dc.contributor.authorYèche, Christophe
dc.contributor.authorZehavi, Idit
dc.contributor.authorZhao, Gong-Bo
dc.identifier.citationAnderson , L , Aubourg , É , Bailey , S , Beutler , F , Bhardwaj , V , Blanton , M , Bolton , A S , Brinkmann , J , Brownstein , J R , Burden , A , Chuang , C-H , Cuesta , A J , Dawson , K S , Eisenstein , D J , Escoffier , S , Gunn , J E , Guo , H , Ho , S , Honscheid , K , Howlett , C , Kirkby , D , Lupton , R H , Manera , M , Maraston , C , McBride , C K , Mena , O , Montesano , F , Nichol , R C , Nuza , S E , Olmstead , M D , Padmanabhan , N , Palanque-Delabrouille , N , Parejko , J , Percival , W J , Petitjean , P , Prada , F , Price-Whelan , A M , Reid , B , Roe , N A , Ross , A J , Ross , N P , Sabiu , C G , Saito , S , Samushia , L , Sánchez , A G , Schlegel , D J , Schneider , D P , Scoccola , C G , Seo , H-J , Skibba , R A , Strauss , M A , Swanson , M E C , Thomas , D , Tinker , J L , Tojeiro , R , Magaña , M V , Verde , L , Wake , D A , Weaver , B A , Weinberg , D H , White , M , Xu , X , Yèche , C , Zehavi , I & Zhao , G-B 2014 , ' The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey : baryon acoustic oscillations in the Data Releases 10 and 11 Galaxy samples ' , Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society , vol. 441 , no. 1 , pp. 24-62 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 157307206
dc.identifier.otherPURE UUID: 7c0abe99-8bab-4c44-aec5-93183e93c302
dc.identifier.otherBibCode: 2014MNRAS.441...24A
dc.identifier.otherScopus: 84900007723
dc.description.abstractWe present a one per cent measurement of the cosmic distance scale from the detections of the baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO) in the clustering of galaxies from the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey, which is part of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey III. Our results come from the Data Release 11 (DR11) sample, containing nearly one million galaxies and covering approximately 8500 square degrees and the redshift range 0.2 < z < 0.7. We also compare these results with those from the publicly released DR9 and DR10 samples. Assuming a concordance Λ cold dark matter (ΛCDM) cosmological model, the DR11 sample covers a volume of 13 Gpc3 and is the largest region of the Universe ever surveyed at this density. We measure the correlation function and power spectrum, including density-field reconstruction of the BAO feature. The acoustic features are detected at a significance of over 7σ in both the correlation function and power spectrum. Fitting for the position of the acoustic features measures the distance relative to the sound horizon at the drag epoch, rd, which has a value of rd,fid = 149.28 Mpc in our fiducial cosmology. We find DV = (1264 ± 25 Mpc)(rd/rd,fid) at z = 0.32 and DV = (2056 ± 20 Mpc)(rd/rd,fid) at z = 0.57. At 1.0 per cent, this latter measure is the most precise distance constraint ever obtained from a galaxy survey. Separating the clustering along and transverse to the line of sight yields measurements at z = 0.57 of DA = (1421 ± 20 Mpc)(rd/rd,fid) and H = (96.8 ± 3.4 km s−1 Mpc−1)(rd,fid/rd). Our measurements of the distance scale are in good agreement with previous BAO measurements and with the predictions from cosmic microwave background data for a spatially flat CDM model with a cosmological constant.
dc.relation.ispartofMonthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Societyen
dc.rightsThis article has been accepted for publication in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, © 2014 The Authors, Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectCosmological parametersen
dc.subjectCosmology: observationsen
dc.subjectDark energyen
dc.subjectDistance scaleen
dc.subjectLarge-scale structure of Universeen
dc.subjectQB Astronomyen
dc.subjectQC Physicsen
dc.titleThe clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey : baryon acoustic oscillations in the Data Releases 10 and 11 Galaxy samplesen
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews. School of Physics and Astronomyen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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