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Galaxy clustering: an effective field theory approach

Fabian Schmidt
Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics (MPA), Garching, Germany

Our theoretical understanding of galaxy clustering has improved significantly over the past 5 years. In the context of standard cosmological models based on GR, we now have a well-defined approach for absorbing all the complicated, incompletely understood physics of galaxy formation into a set of free parameters, the bias parameters. Following the effective field theory paradigm, the various contributions are classified by order in perturbation theory as well as number of spatial derivatives. I will review these developments, and discuss the implications for galaxy clustering as a robust probe of cosmology.

2018 May 07, 11:30

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa (C8.2.03)
Campo Grande, 1749-016 Lisboa

Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade de Lisboa Universidade do Porto Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia da Universidade de Coimbra
Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia COMPETE 2020 PORTUGAL 2020 União Europeia