AffiliationUniv Arizona, Dept Phys, Program Appl Math
Univ Arizona, Dept Astron
large-scale structure of Universe
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CitationThe linear growth of structure in the Rh = ct universe 2017, 464 (2):1966 Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
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AbstractWe use recently published redshift space distortion measurements of the cosmological growth rate, f sigma(8)(z), to examine whether the linear evolution of perturbations in the R-h = ct cosmology is consistent with the observed development of large-scale structure. We find that these observations favour R-h = ct over the version of Lambda cold dark matter (Lambda CDM) optimized with the joint analysis of Planck and linear growth rate data, particularly in the redshift range 0 < z < 1, where a significant curvature in the functional form of f sigma(8)(z) predicted by the standard model-but not by R-h = ct-is absent in the data. When Lambda CDM is optimized using solely the growth rate measurements; however, the two models fit the observations equally well though, in this case, the low-redshift measurements find a lower value for the fluctuation amplitude than is expected in Planck Lambda CDM. Our results strongly affirm the need for more precise measurements of f sigma(8)(z) at all redshifts, but especially at z < 1.
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SponsorsChinese Academy of Sciences Visiting Professorships for Senior International Scientists [2012T1J0011]