Two-season Atacama Cosmology Telescope polarimeter lensing power spectrum
Van Engelen, A
Van Lanen, J
Physical Review D
American Physical Society
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Sherwin, B., Van Engelen, A., Sehgal, N., Madhavacheril, M., Addison, G., Aiola, S., Allison, R., et al. (2017). Two-season Atacama Cosmology Telescope polarimeter lensing power spectrum. Physical Review D, 95 (12)https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.95.123529
© 2017 American Physical Society. We report a measurement of the power spectrum of cosmic microwave background (CMB) lensing from two seasons of Atacama Cosmology Telescope polarimeter (ACTPol) CMB data. The CMB lensing power spectrum is extracted from both temperature and polarization data using quadratic estimators. We obtain results that are consistent with the expectation from the best-fit Planck ΛCDM model over a range of multipoles L=80-2100, with an amplitude of lensing Alens=1.06±0.15(stat)±0.06(sys) relative to Planck. Our measurement of the CMB lensing power spectrum gives σ8Ωm0.25=0.643±0.054; including baryon acoustic oscillation scale data, we constrain the amplitude of density fluctuations to be σ8=0.831±0.053. We also update constraints on the neutrino mass sum. We verify our lensing measurement with a number of null tests and systematic checks, finding no evidence of significant systematic errors. This measurement relies on a small fraction of the ACTPol data already taken; more precise lensing results can therefore be expected from the full ACTPol data set.
This work was supported by the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF) through Grants. No. AST-1440226, No. AST-0965625 and No. AST-0408698 for the ACT project, as well as Grants No. PHY-1214379 and No. PHY-0855887. Funding was also provided by Princeton University, the University of Pennsylvania, and a Canada Foundation for Innovation (CFI) grant to U. B. C. A. C. T. operates in the Parque Astronómico Atacama in northern Chile under the auspices of the Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica de Chile (CONICYT). Computations were performed on the GPC supercomputer at the SciNet HPC Consortium. SciNetis funded bytheCFI under the auspices of Compute Canada, the Government of Ontario, the Ontario Research Fund Research Excellence, and the University of Toronto. The development of multichroic detectors and lenses was supported by NASA Grants No. NNX13AE56G and No. NNX14AB58G. N. S. acknowledges support from NSF Grant No. 1513618. A. K. has been supported by NSF Grant No. AST-1312380. R. D. and L. M. thank CONICYT for Grants No. ALMA-CONICYT 31140004, No. FONDECYT 1141113, No. Anillo ACT-1417 and BASAL CATA. We also thank the Mishrahi Fund and the Wilkinson Fund for their generous support of the project.
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External DOI: https://doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevD.95.123529
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