Revealing the galaxy intrinsic alignment with self-calibration

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 Time:  Thursday, April 16, 2020, 02:00pm
 Title:  Revealing the galaxy intrinsic alignment with self-calibration
 Speaker:  Prof. Pengjie Zhang (SJTU)
 Location:

Online via Zoom


ABSTRACT

The galaxy intrinsic alignment (IA) is both a major source of systematic errors in weak lensing cosmology, and an emerging tracer of the large scale structure of the Universe. Separating IA from weak lensing (cosmic shear) usually requires a fiducial IA model and is thus IA model-dependent. We have proposed a self-calibration method to avoid this model dependency. Recently we applied it to KIDS450/KV450 and DECaLS DR3. We detected IA at ~20-sigma, without any assumptions of IA. We also detected its dependence on redshift and galaxy type.

BIO

Pengjie Zhang is a professor at the Department of Astronomy and an associate fellow at the Tsung-Dao Lee institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University. He works on the the large scale structure of the universe and its applications in probing fundamental cosmological physics.

Host: Dandan Xu


Slides: 20200416-Zhang.pdf