Cosmic voids: A novel probe to shed light on our Universe

Alice Pisani*, Elena Massara, David N. Spergel, David Alonso, Tessa Baker, Yan-Chuan Cai, Marius Cautun, Christopher Davies, Vasiliy Demchenko, Olivier Doré, Andy Goulding, Mélanie Habouzit, Nico Hamaus, Adam Hawken, Christopher M. Hirata, Shirley Ho, Bhuvnesh Jain, Christina D. Kreisch, Federico Marulli, Nelson PadillaGiorgia Pollina, Martin Sahlén, Ravi K. Sheth, Rachel Somerville, Istvan Szapudi, Rien van de Weygaert, Francisco Villaescusa-Navarro, Benjamin D. Wandelt, Yun Wang

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Abstract

In this paper we present the case for void science, arguing that cosmic voids are a novel probe to constrain modified gravity, dark energy, the sum of neutrino masses and galaxy evolution. Voids will answer some of the most relevant questions in cosmology and astrophysics over the next decade.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberid. 40
Number of pages14
JournalBulletin of the American Astronomical Society
Volume51
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1-May-2019

Keywords

  • Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics

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