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The WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: testing the cosmological model with baryon acoustic oscillations at z=0.6

Blake, C.A.; Davis, Tamara; Poole, Gregory B; Parkinson, David; Brough, Sarah; Colless, Matthew; Contreras, Carlos; Couch, Warrick; Croom, Scott; Drinkwater, Michael John; Forster, Karl; Gilbank, David; Gladders, Mike; Jurek, Russell J.; Madore, Barry; Pracy, Michael; Woods, David; Yee, H. K. C.; Wyder, Ted


We measure the imprint of baryon acoustic oscillations (BAOs) in the galaxy clustering pattern at the highest redshift achieved to date, z= 0.6, using the distribution of N= 132509 emission-line galaxies in the WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey. We quantify BAOs using three statistics: the galaxy correlation function, power spectrum and the band-filtered estimator introduced by Xu et al. The results are mutually consistent, corresponding to a 4.0 per cent measurement of the cosmic distance-redshift...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2011
Type: Journal article
Source: Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-2966.2011.19077.x
Access Rights: Open Access


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