Université de GenèveDépartement de Physique ThéoriqueCAP Genève

Measuring the lensing potential with tomographic galaxy number counts

4. June 2015
Cite as: 
F. Montanari and R. Durrer, [arXiv:1506.01369].
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We investigate how the lensing potential can be measured tomographically with future galaxy surveys using their number counts. 
Such a measurement is an independent test of the standard ΛCDM framework and can be used to discern modified theories of gravity. 
We perform a Fisher matrix forecast based on galaxy angular-redshift power spectra, assuming specifications consistent with future photometric Euclid-like surveys and spectroscopic SKA-like surveys. 
For the Euclid-like survey we derive a fitting formula for the magnification bias. 
Our analysis suggests that the cross correlation between different redshift bins is very sensitive to the lensing potential such that the survey can measure the amplitude of the lensing potential at the same level of precision as other standard ΛCDM cosmological parameters.


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