Dark energy and cosmic microwave background bispectrum

Licia Verde, David N. Spergel

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We compute the cosmic microwave background bispectrum arising from the cross-correlation of primordial, lensing, and Rees-Sciama signals. The amplitude of the bispectrum signal is sensitive to the matter density parameter Ω 0 and the equation of state of the dark energy, which we parametrize by w Q. We conclude that the data set of the Atacama Cosmology Telescope, combined with MAP 2-year data, or the Planck data set alone will allow us to break the degeneracy between Ω 0 and w Q that arises from the analysis of the CMB power spectrum. In particular a joint measurement of Ω 0 and w Q with 10% and 30% error on the two parameters, respectively, at the 90% confidence level can realistically be achieved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number043007
JournalPhysical Review D
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2002

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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