Within the frame of cosmologies where Dark Energy (DE) is a self–interacting scalar field, we allow for a CDM–DE coupling and non–zero neutrino masses, simultaneously. In their 0–0 version, i.e. in the absence of coupling and neutrino mass, these cosmologies provide an excellent fit to WMAP, SNIa and deep galaxy sample spectra, at least as good as CDM. When the new degrees of freedom are open, we find that CDM–DE coupling and significant neutrino masses (~0.1 eV per species) are at least as likely as the 0–0 option and, in some cases, even statistically favoured. Results are obtained by using a Monte Carlo Markov Chain approach.

LA VACCA, G., Kristiansen, J., Colombo, L., Mainini, R., Bonometto, S. (2009). Do WMAP data favor neutrino mass and a coupling between Cold Dark Matter and Dark Energy?. JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS [10.1088/1475-7516/2009/04/007].

Do WMAP data favor neutrino mass and a coupling between Cold Dark Matter and Dark Energy?

LA VACCA, GIUSEPPE;MAININI, ROBERTO;BONOMETTO, SILVIO
2009

Abstract

Within the frame of cosmologies where Dark Energy (DE) is a self–interacting scalar field, we allow for a CDM–DE coupling and non–zero neutrino masses, simultaneously. In their 0–0 version, i.e. in the absence of coupling and neutrino mass, these cosmologies provide an excellent fit to WMAP, SNIa and deep galaxy sample spectra, at least as good as CDM. When the new degrees of freedom are open, we find that CDM–DE coupling and significant neutrino masses (~0.1 eV per species) are at least as likely as the 0–0 option and, in some cases, even statistically favoured. Results are obtained by using a Monte Carlo Markov Chain approach.
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Dark energy theory, dark matter, cosmological neutrinos, neutrino properties, cosmology of theories beyond the SM
English
LA VACCA, G., Kristiansen, J., Colombo, L., Mainini, R., Bonometto, S. (2009). Do WMAP data favor neutrino mass and a coupling between Cold Dark Matter and Dark Energy?. JOURNAL OF COSMOLOGY AND ASTROPARTICLE PHYSICS [10.1088/1475-7516/2009/04/007].
LA VACCA, G; Kristiansen, J; Colombo, L; Mainini, R; Bonometto, S
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