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LCDM? Let the BigBOSS decide

  1. Jan 30, 2014 #1


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    This paper, http://arxiv.org/abs/1401.7438, proposes a method to falsify the LCDM model based on the BigBOSS project currently under development at UC Berkely. The LCDM model would be under serious stress if dark energy proves suspect. In a nutshell, from http://www.moore.org/newsroom/press-releases/2012/12/04/a-big-boost-to-bigboss, "BigBOSS takes its name from BOSS, the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey now underway as the largest component of the third Sloan Digital Sky Survey, which is creating a three-dimensional map of a large volume of space using 1.5 million galaxies and tens of thousands of quasars; BOSS has already produced powerful new cosmological results. BigBOSS is designed to be bigger than BOSS in every way, reaching deeper into space and building its map from 24,000,000 galaxies and 2,000,000 quasars across the entire sky of the Northern Hemisphere."
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  3. Jan 30, 2014 #2
    I definitely enjoyed reading that article, be interesting to see how it works out.

    BTW first time I heard of the concordance model as bein referred to as the "Vanilla model" lol
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