Cosmology Results from the Dark Energy Survey Year 1 (speaker: Elisabeth Krause, University of Arizona)

Tuesday, April 3, 4:00pm
Marlar Lounge 37-252

This talk presents cosmology constraints from a combined analysis of galaxy clustering and weak gravitational lensing, using 1321 deg2 of griz imaging data from the first year of the Dark Energy Survey (DES Y1). The analysis combines (i) the cosmic shear correlation function of 26 million source galaxies in four redshift bins, (ii) the galaxy angular autocorrelation function of 650,000 luminous red galaxies in five redshift bins, and (iii) the galaxy-shear cross-correlation of luminous red galaxy positions and source galaxy shears. These three measurements yield consistent cosmological results, and provide constraints on the amplitude of density fluctuations (S8 = 0.794+0.029-0.027) and dark energy equation of state (w = -0.80+0.20-0.22) that are competitive with those from Planck cosmic microwave background measurements. I will describe the validation of measurements and modeling from catalogs to cosmology, and give an outlook on cosmology analysis plans and challenges for LSST and WFIRST. Based on DES Collaboration 2017 (1708.01530) and supporting papers.