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Theory Seminar (High Energy/Cosmology)
The BOSS bispectrum analysis at one loop from the Effective Field Theory of Large-Scale Structure
Date: Wednesday, September 14th
Time: 4:00 pm
Place: Chamberlin 5280
Speaker: Matthew Lewandowski, Northwestern U.
Abstract: In this talk, I will discuss our recent analysis of the BOSS power spectrum monopole and quadrupole, and the bispectrum monopole and quadrupole data, using the predictions from the Effective Field Theory of Large-Scale Structure (EFTofLSS). Specifically, we use the one-loop prediction for the power spectrum and the bispectrum monopole, and the tree level for the bispectrum quadrupole. After validating our pipeline against numerical simulations as well as checking for several internal consistencies, we apply it to the observational data. We find that analyzing the bispectrum monopole to higher wavenumbers thanks to the one-loop prediction, as well as the addition of the tree-level quadrupole, significantly reduces the error bars with respect to our original analysis of the power spectrum at one loop and bispectrum monopole at tree level. We find significant error bar reduction with respect to the power spectrum-only analysis. Remarkably, the results are compatible with the ones obtained with a power-spectrum-only analysis, showing the power of the EFTofLSS in simultaneously predicting several observables. We find no tension with Planck.
Host: George Wojcik
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