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ChangHoon Hahn (NYU) "Fundamental Physics with Galaxy Clustering"
December 13, 2016 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Galaxies’ connection to the cosmic web allows us to use them to trace the matter distribution in the Universe and make precise measurements of large scale structure. The next galaxy surveys (eBOSS and DESI) will expand the cosmic volumes probed with galaxies by an order of magnitude and provide unprecedented statistical power. The main challenges for realizing their full potential are methodological.
I will present how the main challenges can be solved with robust treatment of systematics (e.g. fiber collisions), accurate probabilistic inference, and higher order statistics. By overcoming these challenges and unlocking the full potential of eBOSS and DESI, I will present how we can measure the growth of structure and total neutrino mass with unprecedented precision.