We present an analysis of the constraints on the amplitude of primordial non-Gaussianity of local type described by the dimensionless parameter fNL. These constraints are set by the auto-correlation functions (ACFs) of two large scale structure probes, the radio sources from NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) and the QSO catalogue of Sloan Digital Sky Survey Release Six (SDSS DR6 QSOs), as well as by their cross-correlation functions (CCFs) with the cosmic microwave background (CMB) temperature map (Integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect). Several systematic effects that may affect the observational estimates of the ACFs and of the CCFs are investigated and conservatively accounted for. Our approach exploits the large-scale scale-dependence of the non-Gaussian halo bias. The derived constraints on fNL coming from the NVSS CCF and from the QSO ACF and CCF are weaker than those previously obtained from the NVSS ACF, but still consistent with them. Finally, we obtain the constraints on fNL = 53 +/- 25 (1 sigma) and fNL = 58 +/- 24 (1 sigma) from NVSS data and SDSS DR6 QSO data, respectively.

Constraining primordial non-Gaussianity with high-redshift probes / Xia, J. . Q.; Bonaldi, A.; Baccigalupi, Carlo; De Zotti, Gianfranco; Matarrese, S.; Verde, L.; Viel, Matteo. - In: JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS. - ISSN 1475-7516. - 2010:8(2010), pp. 1-22. [10.1088/1475-7516/2010/08/013]

Constraining primordial non-Gaussianity with high-redshift probes

Baccigalupi, Carlo;De Zotti, Gianfranco;Viel, Matteo
2010-01-01

Abstract

We present an analysis of the constraints on the amplitude of primordial non-Gaussianity of local type described by the dimensionless parameter fNL. These constraints are set by the auto-correlation functions (ACFs) of two large scale structure probes, the radio sources from NRAO VLA Sky Survey (NVSS) and the QSO catalogue of Sloan Digital Sky Survey Release Six (SDSS DR6 QSOs), as well as by their cross-correlation functions (CCFs) with the cosmic microwave background (CMB) temperature map (Integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect). Several systematic effects that may affect the observational estimates of the ACFs and of the CCFs are investigated and conservatively accounted for. Our approach exploits the large-scale scale-dependence of the non-Gaussian halo bias. The derived constraints on fNL coming from the NVSS CCF and from the QSO ACF and CCF are weaker than those previously obtained from the NVSS ACF, but still consistent with them. Finally, we obtain the constraints on fNL = 53 +/- 25 (1 sigma) and fNL = 58 +/- 24 (1 sigma) from NVSS data and SDSS DR6 QSO data, respectively.
2010
2010
8
1
22
013
https://arxiv.org/abs/1007.1969
Xia, J. . Q.; Bonaldi, A.; Baccigalupi, Carlo; De Zotti, Gianfranco; Matarrese, S.; Verde, L.; Viel, Matteo
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