Searching for primordial localized features with CMB and LSS spectra

Y. H. Bin Hu, Jesus Torrado

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Abstract

Inspired by the study of mild transient reductions in the speed of sound of the adiabatic mode during inflation, we search for a primordial localized feature imprinted in cosmic microwave background and large-scale structure formation observables. We find some common oscillatory patterns both in the Planck CMB temperature-temperature power spectrum and the WiggleZ galaxy spectrum. By performing independent searches with these two data sets, we find a coincidence in the most significant mode previously found by Achucarro et al. in 2013 by using only Planck data. Furthermore, the joint data analysis shows that the oscillation frequency of the feature gets better constrained, and the amplitude marginally deviates from zero, unlike what was observed using only Planck data. Besides the parameter estimation, we also discuss the Bayesian evidence. The addition of WiggleZ data mildly enhances the significance of the best mode found in the Planck data.

Original languageEnglish
Article number064039
Number of pages10
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Volume91
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 17 Mar 2015

Keywords

  • DARK ENERGY SURVEY
  • DENSITY PERTURBATIONS
  • MODEL SELECTION
  • EFFICIENT
  • INFLATION

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