The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: on the measurement of growth rate using galaxy correlation functions

Citation:

Satpathy S, Alam S, Ho S, White M, Bahcall NA, Beutler F, Brownstein JR, Chuang C-H, Eisenstein DJ, Niklas Grieb J, et al. The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: on the measurement of growth rate using galaxy correlation functions. Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 2017;469 :1369-1382.

Date Published:

August 1, 2017

Abstract:

We present a measurement of the linear growth rate of structure, f, fromthe Sloan Digital Sky Survey III (SDSS-III) Baryon OscillationSpectroscopic Survey (BOSS) Data Release 12 (DR12) using convolutionLagrangian perturbation theory (CLPT) with Gaussian streaming redshiftspace distortions (GSRSD) to model the two-point statistics of BOSSgalaxies in DR12. The BOSS-DR12 data set includes 1198 006 massivegalaxies spread over the redshift range 0.2 < z < 0.75. Thesegalaxy samples are categorized in three redshift bins. Using CLPT-GSRSDin our analysis of the combined sample of the three redshift bins, wereport measurements of fσ8 for the three redshift bins.We find fσ8 = 0.430 ± 0.054 at zeff =0.38, fσ8 = 0.452 ± 0.057 at zeff =0.51 and fσ8 = 0.457 ± 0.052 at zeff= 0.61. Our results are consistent with the predictions of PlanckΛ cold dark matter-general relativity. Our constraints on thegrowth rates of structure in the Universe at different redshifts serveas a useful probe, which can help distinguish between a model of theUniverse based on dark energy and models based on modified theories ofgravity. This paper is part of a set that analyses the final galaxyclustering data set from BOSS. The measurements and likelihoodspresented here are combined with others in Alam et al., to produce thefinal cosmological constraints from BOSS.

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