As well as providing us with a snapshot of the Universe at the time of recombination, the cosmic microwave backround (CMB) radiation carries a wealth of information about the later evolution of the Universe through the so-called CMB secondary anisotropies that originates from the interaction between CMB photons and the Large Scale Structure (LSS). This thesis deals with two of these effects: the CMB lensing and the kinematic Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (kSZ). In particular, we present the first cross-correlation analysis between the CMB lensing maps reconstructed by Planck team and the angular position of galaxies from the Herschel H-ATLAS survey, the highest redshift sample exploited for cross-correlation analysis to date. By splitting the galaxy catalog in two redshift bins, we also attempt a tomographic analysis of the signal and reconstruct the galaxy bias evolution over cosmic time. On the other hand, the kSZ effect measures the integrated free electron momentum up to high redshift, thus being sensitive to the cosmic flows and the reionization history. Here we study its capabilities in constraining theories of modified gravity.
|Titolo:||Cosmic Microwave Background and Large Scale Structure: Cross-Correlation as seen from Herschel and Planck satellites|
|Data di pubblicazione:||29-set-2016|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||8.1 PhD thesis|