Cluster cosmology with the velocity distribution function of the HeCS-SZ sample.
NTAMPAKA M., RINES K. and TRAC H.
Abstract (from CDS):
We apply the velocity distribution function (VDF) to a sample of Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ)-selected clusters, and we report preliminary cosmological constraints in the σ8-Ωm cosmological parameter space. The VDF is a forward-modeled test statistic that can be used to constrain cosmological models directly from galaxy cluster dynamical observations. The method was introduced in Ntampaka et al. and employs line-of-sight velocity measurements to directly constrain cosmological parameters; it is less sensitive to measurement error than a standard halo mass function approach. The method is applied to the Hectospec Survey of Sunyaev-Zeldovich-Selected Clusters sample, which is a spectroscopic follow-up of a Planck-selected sample of 83 galaxy clusters. Credible regions are calculated by comparing the VDF of the observed cluster sample to that of mock observations, yielding S8≡σ8(Ωm/0.3)0.25=0.751±0.037. These constraints are in tension with the Planck Cosmic Microwave Background TT fiducial value, which lies outside of our 95% credible region, but are in agreement with some recent analyses of large-scale structure that observe fewer massive clusters than are predicted by the Planck fiducial cosmological parameters.