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Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-48306

Marian, L; Hilbert, S; Smith, R E; Schneider, P; Desjacques, V (2011). Measuring primordial non-Gaussianity through weak lensing peak counts. Astrophysical Journal Letters, 728(1):L13.

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We explore the possibility of detecting primordial non-Gaussianity of the local type using weak-lensing peak counts. We measure the peak abundance in sets of simulated weak-lensing maps corresponding to three models f NL = 0, - 100, and 100. Using survey specifications similar to those of EUCLID and without assuming any knowledge of the lens and source redshifts, we find the peak functions of the non-Gaussian models with f NL = ±100 to differ by up to 15% from the Gaussian peak function at the high-mass end. For the assumed survey parameters, the probability of fitting an f NL = 0 peak function to the f NL = ±100 peak functions is less than 0.1%. Assuming the other cosmological parameters are known, f NL can be measured with an error Δf NL ≈ 13. It is therefore possible that future weak-lensing surveys like EUCLID and LSST may detect primordial non-Gaussianity from the abundance of peak counts, and provide information complementary to that obtained from the cosmic microwave background.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:07 Faculty of Science > Institute for Computational Science
DDC:530 Physics
Language:English
Date:February 2011
Deposited On:18 Feb 2012 14:21
Last Modified:09 Feb 2014 19:53
Publisher:Institute of Physics Publishing
ISSN:0004-637X (P) 1538-4357 (E)
Publisher DOI:10.1088/2041-8205/728/1/L13
Related URLs:http://arxiv.org/abs/1010.5242

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