Université de GenèveDépartement de Physique ThéoriqueCAP Genève

Using dark energy to suppress power at small scales

7. July 2015
Cite as: 
M. Kunz, S. Nesseris and I. Sawicki (2015) [arXiv:1507.01486]

The latest Planck results reconfirm the existence of a slight but chronic tension between the best-fit CMB and low-redshift observables: power seems to be consistently lacking in the late universe across a range of observables (e.g. weak lensing, cluster counts). We propose a model for dark energy where the dark energy is sufficiently like dark matter at large scales to keep the CMB unchanged but where it does not cluster at small scales, preventing concordance collapse and erasing power. We thus exploit the generic scale-dependence of DE instead of the more usual time-dependence to address the tension in the data.


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