BAO from HI intensity mapping: The role of multipoles and cross-correlations

Rubiola, A. (2023) BAO from HI intensity mapping: The role of multipoles and cross-correlations. Il nuovo cimento C, 46 (4). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1826-9885

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A standard ruler akin in application to standard candles, Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO) are a main feature of the matter power spectrum, depending on fundamental quantities cosmologists are striving to measure. The SKA Observatory (SKAO) will look for their signal in the post-reionisation universe via neutral hydrogen Intensity Mapping, a task made challenging by astrophysical foregrounds and resolution limitations. To tackle these issues, we investigate the results emerging from the multipole expansion approach as a mitigation of such limitations and we showcase the gains made from cross-correlating the HI intensity mapping with spectroscopic galaxy observations. This is to be intended as an anticipation of future synergies between the SKAO Project and LSS Stage 4- or DESI-like instruments. Adding then the information from the quadrupole term allows for a detection of the BAO feature up to 4.5–6 σ at the lowest redshifts, providing robust constraints on the radial Alcock-Paczy´nski parameter (a proxy for the Hubble parameter). On the other hand, the corresponding perpendicular parameter remains unconstrained and prior dominated due to beam effects.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: 500 Scienze naturali e Matematica > 530 Fisica
Depositing User: Marina Spanti
Date Deposited: 15 Feb 2024 10:40
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2024 10:40

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