Combining Supernovae and LSS information with the CMB

A. N. Lasenby, S. L. Bridle, M. P. Hobson

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    Observations of the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB), large scale structure (LSS) and standard candles such as Type 1a Supernovae (SN) each place different constraints on the values of cosmological parameters. We assume an inflationary Cold Dark Matter model with a cosmological constant, in which the initial density perturbations in the universe are adiabatic. We discuss the parameter degeneracies inherent in interpreting CMB or SN data, and derive their orthogonal nature. We then present our preliminary results of combining CMB and SN likelihood functions. The results of combining the CMB and IRAS 1.2 Jy survey information are given, with marginalised confidence regions in the H0, Ωm, bIRAS and Qrms-ps directions assuming n = 1, ΩA + Ωm = 1 and Ωbh2 = 0.024. Finally we combine all three likelihood functions and find that the three data sets are consistent and suitably orthogonal, leading to tight constraints on H0, Ωm, bIRAS and Qrms-ps, given our assumptions. © 2000 OPA (Overseas Publishers Association).
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)327-333
    Number of pages6
    JournalAstrophysical Letters and Communications
    Issue number3-6
    Publication statusPublished - 2000


    • CMB
    • Cosmology
    • Large scale structure
    • Supernovae


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