The Full-Sky Angular Bispectrum in Redshift Space

Friday, 21 December, 2018

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We compute the full-sky redshift-dependent angular bispectrum of galaxy number counts at tree-level, including nonlinear clustering bias and estimating numerically for the first time the effect of redshift space distortions (RSD). We show that for narrow redshift bins the amplitude of nonlinear RSD is comparable with the matter density perturbations. Our approach does not rely on the flat-sky approximation and it can be easily generalized to different sources by including the appropriate bias expansion. We test the accuracy of Limber approximation for different z-bins. We highlight the subtle but relevant differences in the angular bispectrum of galaxy number counts with respect to CMB, due to the different scale dependence of perturbations. Our formalism can be directly applied to the angular HI mapping bispectrum, too.


Enea Di Dio
Ruth Durrer
Roy Maartens
Francesco Montanari
Obinna Umeh