Recent results on Baryon Acoustic Oscillations from BOSS
SPP - CEA/Saclay
Wed, Feb. 12th 2014, 14:15-15:15
Salle Claude Itzykson, Bât. 774, Orme des Merisiers
Baryon acoustic oscillations in the pre-recombination universe created correlations in the matter density that can be seen today as a peak in the 2-point correlations function at the sound horizon $sim147$Mpc. This ``BAO'' peak, due to the same
simple physics that governs CMB anisotropies, provides a standard ruler that can be used to measure cosmological distances and expansion rates and to constrain cosmological parameters. After a brief review of the physics of BAO, I will present the most recent results of the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopy Survey (BOSS) of SDSS-3.
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