Université de GenèveDépartement de Physique ThéoriqueCAP Genève

Non-local halo bias with and without massive neutrinos

8. May 2014
Cite as: 
M. Biagetti, V. Desjaques, A. Kehagias, A. Riotto [ arXiv:1405.1435].

Understanding the biasing between the clustering properties of halos and the underlying dark matter distribution is important for extracting cosmological information from ongoing and upcoming galaxy surveys. While on sufficiently larges scales the halo overdensity is a local function of the mass density fluctuations, on smaller scales the gravitational evolution generates non-local terms in the halo density field. We characterize the magnitude of these contributions at third-order in perturbation theory by identifying the coefficients of the non-local invariant operators, and extend our calculation to include non-local (Lagrangian) terms induced by a peak constraint. We apply our results to describe the scale-dependence of halo bias in cosmologies with massive neutrinos. The inclusion of gravity-induced non-local terms and, especially, a Lagrangian k2-contribution is essential to reproduce the numerical data accurately. We use the peak-background split to derive the numerical values of the various bias coefficients from the excursion set peak mass function. For neutrino masses whose total mass is in the range (0-0.6)  eV, we are able to fit the data with a precision of a few percents up to k=0.3 h/Mpc without any free parameter.


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