Cosmology intertwined III: fσ8 and S8

Eleonora Di Valentino, Luis A. Anchordoqui, Özgür Akarsu, Yacine Ali-Haimoud, Luca Amendola, Nikki Arendse, Marika Asgari, Mario Ballardini, Spyros Basilakos, Elia Battistelli, Micol Benetti, Simon Birrer, François R. Bouchet, Marco Bruni, Erminia Calabrese, David Camarena, Salvatore Capozziello, Angela Chen, Jens Chluba, Anton ChudaykinEoin Colgáin, Francis Yan Cyr-Racine, Paolo de Bernardis, Javier de Cruz Pérez, Jacques Delabrouille, Jo Dunkley, Celia Escamilla-Rivera, Agnès Ferté, Fabio Finelli, Wendy Freedman, Noemi Frusciante, Elena Giusarma, Adrià Gómez-Valent, Will Handley, Ian Harrison, Luke Hart, Alan Heavens, Hendrik Hildebrandt, Daniel Holz, Dragan Huterer, Mikhail M. Ivanov, Shahab Joudaki, Marc Kamionkowski, Tanvi Karwal, Lloyd Knox, Suresh Kumar, Luca Lamagna, Julien Lesgourgues, Matteo Lucca, Valerio Marra, Silvia Masi, Sabino Matarrese, Arindam Mazumdar, Alessandro Melchiorri, Olga Mena, Laura Mersini-Houghton, Vivian Miranda, Cristian Moreno-Pulido, David F. Mota, Jessica Muir, Ankan Mukherjee, Florian Niedermann, Alessio Notari, Rafael C. Nunes, Francesco Pace, Andronikos Paliathanasis, Antonella Palmese, Supriya Pan, Daniela Paoletti, Valeria Pettorino, Francesco Piacentini, Vivian Poulin, Marco Raveri, Adam G. Riess, Vincenzo Salzano, Emmanuel N. Saridakis, Anjan A. Sen, Arman Shafieloo, Anowar J. Shajib, Joseph Silk, Alessandra Silvestri, Martin S. Sloth, Tristan L. Smith, Joan Solà Peracaula, Carsten van de Bruck, Licia Verde, Luca Visinelli, Benjamin D. Wandelt, Deng Wang, Jian Min Wang, Anil K. Yadav, Weiqiang Yang

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The standard Λ Cold Dark Matter cosmological model provides a wonderful fit to current cosmological data, but a few statistically significant tensions and anomalies were found in the latest data analyses. While these anomalies could be due to the presence of systematic errors in the experiments, they could also indicate the need for new physics beyond the standard model. In this Letter of Interest we focus on the tension between Planck data and weak lensing measurements and redshift surveys, in the value of the matter energy density Ωm and the amplitude σ8 (or the growth rate fσ8) of cosmic structure. We list a few promising models for solving this tension, and discuss the importance of trying to fit multiple cosmological datasets with complete physical models, rather than fitting individual datasets with a few handpicked theoretical parameters.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number102604
JournalAstroparticle Physics
StatePublished - Sep 2021

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Astronomy and Astrophysics


  • cosmological parameters
  • cosmological tensions


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