We have performed high-resolution cosmological N-body simulations of a concordance ΛCDM model to study the evolution of virialized, dark matter haloes in the presence of primordial non-Gaussianity. Following a standard procedure, departures from Gaussianity are modelled through a quadratic Gaussian term in the primordial gravitational potential, characterized by a dimensionless non-linearity strength parameter fNL. We find that the halo mass function and its redshift evolution closely follow the analytic predictions of Matarrese, Verde & Jimenez. The existence of precise analytic predictions makes the observation of rare, massive objects at large redshift an even more attractive test to detect primordial non-Gaussian features in the large-scale structure of the Universe.

Grossi, M., Dolag, K., Branchini, E., Matarrese, S., & Moscardini, L. (2007). Evolution of massive haloes in non-Gaussian scenarios. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 382, 1261-1267 [10.1111/j.1365-2966.2007.12458.x].

Evolution of massive haloes in non-Gaussian scenarios

Branchini E;
2007

Abstract

We have performed high-resolution cosmological N-body simulations of a concordance ΛCDM model to study the evolution of virialized, dark matter haloes in the presence of primordial non-Gaussianity. Following a standard procedure, departures from Gaussianity are modelled through a quadratic Gaussian term in the primordial gravitational potential, characterized by a dimensionless non-linearity strength parameter fNL. We find that the halo mass function and its redshift evolution closely follow the analytic predictions of Matarrese, Verde & Jimenez. The existence of precise analytic predictions makes the observation of rare, massive objects at large redshift an even more attractive test to detect primordial non-Gaussian features in the large-scale structure of the Universe.
Grossi, M., Dolag, K., Branchini, E., Matarrese, S., & Moscardini, L. (2007). Evolution of massive haloes in non-Gaussian scenarios. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 382, 1261-1267 [10.1111/j.1365-2966.2007.12458.x].
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