WiggleZ Dark Energy Survey: cosmological neutrino mass constraint from blue high-redshift galaxies

S Riemer-Sorensen, Chris Blake, David Robert Parkinson, Tamara Maree Davis, Sarah Brough, Matthew Colless, Carlos Contreras, Warrick John Couch, Scott Martin Croom, Darreb Croton, Michael John Drinkwater, Karl Forster, David G Gilbank, Michael Gladders, Karl Glazebrook, Ben Jelliffe, Russell J Jurek, I H Li, Barry Madore, Damien C MartinKevin Alan Pimbblet, Gregory B Poole, Michael Pracy, Rob Sharp, Emily Wisnioski, David Woods, Ted Wyder, Howard K C Yee

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    The absolute neutrino mass scale is currently unknown, but can be constrained by cosmology. The WiggleZ high redshift, star-forming, and blue galaxy sample offers a complementary data set to previous surveys for performing these measurements, with potentially different systematics from nonlinear structure formation, redshift-space distortions, and galaxy bias. We obtain a limit of Sigma m(v) <0.60 eV (95 confidence) for WiggleZ+Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe. Combining with priors on the Hubble parameter and the baryon acoustic oscillation scale gives Sigma m(v) <0: 29 eV, which is the strongest neutrino mass constraint derived from spectroscopic galaxy redshift surveys.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1 - 7
    Number of pages7
    JournalPhysical Review D
    Issue number8
    Publication statusPublished - 2012

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