Halos and galaxies are tracers of the underlying dark matter structures. While their bias is well understood in the case of a simple Universe composed dominantly of dark matter, the relation becomes more complex in the presence of massive neutrinos. Indeed massive neutrinos introduce rich dynamics in the process of structure formation leading to scale-dependent bias. We study this process from the perspective of general relativity employing a simple spherical collapse model. We find a characteristic signature at the neutrino free-streaming scale in addition to a large-scale feature from general relativity. The scale-dependent halo bias opposes the suppression in the matter distribution due to neutrino free-streaming and leads to corrections of a few percent in the halo power spectrum. It is not only sensitive to the sum of the neutrino-masses, but respond to the individual masses. Accurate models for the neutrino bias are a crucial ingredient for the future data analysis and play an important role in constraining the neutrino masses.

Relativistic bias in neutrino cosmologies / C. Fidler, N. Sujata, M. Archidiacono. - In: JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS. - ISSN 1475-7516. - 6(2019 Jun). [10.1088/1475-7516/2019/06/035]

Relativistic bias in neutrino cosmologies

M. Archidiacono
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2019-06

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Halos and galaxies are tracers of the underlying dark matter structures. While their bias is well understood in the case of a simple Universe composed dominantly of dark matter, the relation becomes more complex in the presence of massive neutrinos. Indeed massive neutrinos introduce rich dynamics in the process of structure formation leading to scale-dependent bias. We study this process from the perspective of general relativity employing a simple spherical collapse model. We find a characteristic signature at the neutrino free-streaming scale in addition to a large-scale feature from general relativity. The scale-dependent halo bias opposes the suppression in the matter distribution due to neutrino free-streaming and leads to corrections of a few percent in the halo power spectrum. It is not only sensitive to the sum of the neutrino-masses, but respond to the individual masses. Accurate models for the neutrino bias are a crucial ingredient for the future data analysis and play an important role in constraining the neutrino masses.
cosmic web; cosmological neutrinos; galaxy clusters; galaxy formation
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