[0910.5224] Baryon Acoustic Oscillations

Authors: Bruce A. Bassett (SAAO & UCT), Renée Hlozek (Oxford)

Date: 27 Oct 2009

Abstract: Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO) are frozen relics left over from the pre-decoupling universe. They are the standard rulers of choice for 21st century cosmology, providing distance estimates that are, for the first time, firmly rooted in well-understood, linear physics. This review synthesises current understanding regarding all aspects of BAO cosmology, from the theoretical and statistical to the observational, and includes a map of the future landscape of BAO surveys, both spectroscopic and photometric.

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Nov 17, 2009

0910.5224 (/preprints)
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