TY - JOUR

T1 - Constraining neutrino mass with the tomographic weak lensing bispectrum

AU - Coulton, William R.

AU - Liu, Jia

AU - Madhavacheril, Mathew S.

AU - Böhm, Vanessa

AU - Spergel, David N.

N1 - Publisher Copyright:
© 2019 IOP Publishing Ltd and Sissa Medialab.

PY - 2019/4/24

Y1 - 2019/4/24

N2 - We explore the effect of massive neutrinos on the weak lensing shear bispectrum using the Cosmological Massive Neutrino Simulations [1]. We find that the primary effect of massive neutrinos is to suppress the amplitude of the bispectrum with limited effect on the bispectrum shape. The suppression of the bispectrum amplitude is a factor of two greater than the suppression of the small scale power-spectrum. For an LSST-like weak lensing survey that observes half of the sky with five tomographic redshift bins, we explore the constraining power of the bispectrum on three cosmological parameters: the sum of the neutrino mass ∑ mν, the matter density Ωm and the amplitude of primordial fluctuations As. Bispectrum measurements alone provide similar constraints to the power spectrum measurements and combining the two probes leads to significant improvements than using the latter alone. We find that the joint constraints tighten the power spectrum 95% constraints by ∼ 32% for ∑ mν, 13% for Ωm and 57% for As.

AB - We explore the effect of massive neutrinos on the weak lensing shear bispectrum using the Cosmological Massive Neutrino Simulations [1]. We find that the primary effect of massive neutrinos is to suppress the amplitude of the bispectrum with limited effect on the bispectrum shape. The suppression of the bispectrum amplitude is a factor of two greater than the suppression of the small scale power-spectrum. For an LSST-like weak lensing survey that observes half of the sky with five tomographic redshift bins, we explore the constraining power of the bispectrum on three cosmological parameters: the sum of the neutrino mass ∑ mν, the matter density Ωm and the amplitude of primordial fluctuations As. Bispectrum measurements alone provide similar constraints to the power spectrum measurements and combining the two probes leads to significant improvements than using the latter alone. We find that the joint constraints tighten the power spectrum 95% constraints by ∼ 32% for ∑ mν, 13% for Ωm and 57% for As.

KW - cosmological neutrinos

KW - cosmological parameters from LSS

KW - gravitational lensing

KW - neutrino masses from cosmology

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U2 - 10.1088/1475-7516/2019/05/043

DO - 10.1088/1475-7516/2019/05/043

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:85069513273

SN - 1475-7516

VL - 2019

JO - Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

JF - Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics

IS - 5

M1 - 043

ER -