Joint cosmology and mass calibration from thermal Sunyaev-Zel'dovich cluster counts and cosmic shear

Andrina Nicola, Jo Dunkley, David N. Spergel

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Abstract

We present a new method for joint cosmological parameter inference and cluster mass calibration from a combination of weak lensing measurements and the abundance of thermal Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (tSZ) selected galaxy clusters. We combine cluster counts with the spherical harmonic cosmic shear power spectrum and the cross-correlation between cluster overdensity and cosmic shear. These correlations constrain the cluster mass-observable relation. We model the observables using a halo model framework, including their full non-Gaussian covariance. Forecasting constraints on cosmological and mass calibration parameters for a combination of LSST cosmic shear and Simons Observatory tSZ cluster counts, we find competitive constraints for cluster cosmology, with a factor of 2 improvement in the dark energy figure of merit compared to LSST cosmic shear alone. We find most of the mass calibration information will be in the large and intermediate scales of the cross-correlation between cluster overdensity and cosmic shear. Finally, we find broadly comparable constraints to traditional analyses based on calibrating masses using stacked cluster lensing measurements, with the benefit of consistently accounting for the correlations with cosmic shear.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number083505
JournalPhysical Review D
Volume102
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2020

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)

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