Abstract

In the standard cosmological paradigm, the initial condition follows Gaussian statistics. At later times, gravitational evolution induces nonlinearities in the large-scale structure, information that was fully captured by the two-point statistics at the early times gets spread into higher-order statistics. Whilst current standard cosmological analyses have focused on two-point statistics, higher-order statistics help further to tighten constraints by breaking parameter degeneracies as well as to probe the primordial Universe. In this talk, I will present our recent progress on the N-point Correlation Function (NPCF), including an analytical Gaussian covariance formalism, a first detection of the 4-point correlation function from nonlinear structure formation. Finally, I will focus on our recent analysis of parity-odd mode using the data from Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) and discuss the implication of parity-search at cosmological scales with large scale structure.

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Details

Talk Number 22070026
Speaker Profile Jiamin Hou
Subject Astrophysics
Source Repository PIRSA