Testing Low-Redshift Cosmic Acceleration with Large-Scale Structure

S. Nadathur, W.J. Percival, F. Beutler, H.A. Winther

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We examine the cosmological implications of measurements of the void-galaxy cross-correlation at redshift z=0.57 combined with baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) data at 0.1<z<2.4. We find direct evidence of the late-time acceleration due to dark energy at >10σ significance from these data alone, independent of the cosmic microwave background (CMB) and supernovae. Using a nucleosynthesis prior on Ωbh2, we measure the Hubble constant to be H0=72.3±1.9  km s−1 Mpc−1 from BAO+voids at z<2, and H0=69.0±1.2  km s−1 Mpc−1 when adding Lyman-α BAO at z=2.34, both independent of the CMB. Adding voids to CMB, BAO, and supernova data greatly improves measurement of the dark energy equation of state, increasing the figure of merit by >40%, but remaining consistent with flat Λ cold dark matter.
Original languageEnglish
JournalPhysical Review Letters
Early online date2 Jun 2020
Publication statusPublished - 5 Jun 2020


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