A non-linear solution to the $S_8$ tension?

Kavli Affiliate: George Efstathiou | First 5 Authors: Alexandra Amon, George Efstathiou, , , | Summary: Weak galaxy lensing surveys have consistently reported a lower amplitude for the matter fluctuation spectrum, as measured by the $S_8$ parameter, than expected in the $Lambda{rm CDM}$ cosmology favoured by $Planck$. However, the expansion history follows the predictions of […]


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Two can play at that game: constraining the role of supernova and AGN feedback in dwarf galaxies with cosmological zoom-in simulations

Kavli Affiliate: Debora Sijacki | First 5 Authors: Sophie Koudmani, Debora Sijacki, Matthew C. Smith, , | Summary: There is growing observational evidence for dwarf galaxies hosting active galactic nuclei (AGN), including hints of AGN-driven outflows in dwarfs. However, in the common theoretical model of galaxy formation, efficient supernova (SN) feedback is the tool of […]


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Conformally-rescaled Schwarzschild metrics do not predict flat galaxy rotation curves

Kavli Affiliate: Anthony Lasenby | First 5 Authors: Michael Hobson, Anthony Lasenby, , , | Summary: For conformally invariant gravity theories defined on Riemannian spacetime and having the Schwarzschild–de-Sitter (SdS) metric as a solution in the Einstein gauge, we consider whether one may conformally rescale this solution to obtain flat rotation curves, such as those […]


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A Fresh Look at AGN Spectral Energy Distribution Fitting with the XMM-SERVS AGN Sample

Kavli Affiliate: Roberto Maiolino | First 5 Authors: Adam Marshall, Matthew W. Auger-Williams, Manda Banerji, Roberto Maiolino, Rebecca Bowler | Summary: We perform spectral energy distribution (SED) fitting to 711 luminous X-ray AGN at 0.7 < z < 4.5 using 10-bands of optical and infra-red photometric data for objects within XMM-SERVS. This fitting provided 510 […]


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A Fresh Look at AGN Spectral Energy Distribution Fitting with the XMM-SERVS AGN Sample

Kavli Affiliate: Roberto Maiolino | First 5 Authors: Adam Marshall, Matthew W. Auger-Williams, Manda Banerji, Roberto Maiolino, Rebecca Bowler | Summary: We perform spectral energy distribution (SED) fitting to 711 luminous X-ray AGN at 0.7 < z < 4.5 using 10-bands of optical and infra-red photometric data for objects within XMM-SERVS. This fitting provided 510 […]


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The ISM of high-redshift galaxies: clues from C III] and [C II] lines

Kavli Affiliate: Roberto Maiolino | First 5 Authors: Vladan Markov, Stefano Carniani, Livia Vallini, Andrea Ferrara, Andrea Pallottini | Summary: A tight relation between [C II] $ 158 {rm{mu m}}$ line luminosity and star formation rate (SFR) is observed in local galaxies. At $z > 5$, galaxies instead deviate downwards from the local $Sigma_{rm{[C II]}}-Sigma_{rm{SFR}}$ […]


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The interstellar medium of high-redshift galaxies: Gathering clues from C III] and [C II] lines

Kavli Affiliate: Roberto Maiolino | First 5 Authors: Vladan Markov, Stefano Carniani, Livia Vallini, Andrea Ferrara, Andrea Pallottini | Summary: A tight relation between [C II] line luminosity and the star formation rate (SFR) has been observed for local galaxies. At high redshift (z > 5), galaxies instead deviate downwards from the local $Sigma$_[C II] […]


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Nested sampling for physical scientists

Kavli Affiliate: Anthony Lasenby | First 5 Authors: Greg Ashton, Noam Bernstein, Johannes Buchner, Xi Chen, Gábor Csányi | Summary: We review Skilling’s nested sampling (NS) algorithm for Bayesian inference and more broadly multi-dimensional integration. After recapitulating the principles of NS, we survey developments in implementing efficient NS algorithms in practice in high-dimensions, including methods […]


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Testing for spectral index variations in polarised CMB foregrounds

Kavli Affiliate: George Efstathiou | First 5 Authors: Roger de Belsunce, Steven Gratton, George Efstathiou, , | Summary: We present a Bayesian parametric component separation method for polarised microwave sky maps. We solve jointly for the primary cosmic microwave background (CMB) signal and the main Galactic polarised foreground components. For the latter, we consider electron-synchrotron […]


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Removing the fat from your posterior samples with margarine

Kavli Affiliate: George Efstathiou | First 5 Authors: Harry T. J. Bevins, William J. Handley, Pablo Lemos, Peter H. Sims, Eloy de Lera Acedo | Summary: Bayesian workflows often require the introduction of nuisance parameters, yet for core science modelling one needs access to a marginal posterior density. In this work we use masked autoregressive […]


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