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Bassett, Bruce A.
Nichol, Robert C.
Suto, Yasushi
Yahata, Kazuhiro
abstract
We discuss how the baryon acoustic oscillation (BAO) signatures in the galaxy power spectrum can distinguish between modified gravity and the cosmological constant as the source of cosmic acceleration. To this end we consider a model characterized by a parameter n, which corresponds to the Dvali- Gabadadze-Porrati (DGP) model if n = 2 and reduces to the standard spatially flat cosmological constant concordance model for n equal to infinity. We find that the different expansion histories of the modified gravity models systematically shifts the peak positions of BAO. A preliminary analysis using the current SDSS luminous red galaxy (LRG) sample indicates that the original DGP model is disfavored unless the matter density parameter exceeds 0.3. The constraints will be strongly tightened with future spectroscopic samples of galaxies at high redshifts. We demonstrate that WFMOS, in collaboration with other surveys such as Planck, will powerfully constrain modified gravity alternatives to dark energy as the explanation of cosmic acceleration.
journal title
Physical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
volume
Volume 74
issue
Issue 6
start page
063525-1
end page
063525-11
date of issued
2006-09-27
publisher
American Physical Society
issn
1550-7998
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language
eng
nii type
Journal Article
HU type
Journal Articles
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text
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application/pdf
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rights
Copyright (c) 2006 The American Physical Society.
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department
Graduate School of Science