Cluster density profiles as a test of modified gravity

Lucas Lombriser, Fabian Schmidt, Tobias Baldauf, Rachel Mandelbaum, Uroš Seljak, Robert E. Smith

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We present a new test of gravitational interactions at the r≃(0.2-20)Mpc scale, around the virial radius of dark matter halos measured through cluster-galaxy lensing of maxBCG clusters from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS). We employ predictions from self-consistent simulations of f(R) gravity to find an upper bound on the background field amplitude of |fR0|
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)102001
JournalPhysical Review D
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2012


  • Experimental tests of gravitational theories

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