Weak gravitational lensing by galaxy clusters on faint higher redshift galaxies has been traditionally used to study the cluster mass distribution and as a tool to identify clusters as peaks in the shear maps. However, it becomes soon clear that peak statistics can also be used as away to constrain the underlying cosmological model due to its dependence on both the cosmic expansion rate and the growth rate of structures. This feature makes peak statistics particularly interesting from the point of view of discriminating between General Relativity and modified gravity. Here we consider a general class of f(R) theories and compute the observable mass function based on the aperture mass statistics. We complement our theoretical analysis with a Fisher matrix forecast of the constraints that an Euclid-like survey can impose on the f(R) model parameters. We show that peak statistics alone can in principle discriminate between General Relativity and f(R)models and strongly constrain the f(R) parameters that are sensitive to the non-linear growth of structure. However, further analysis is needed in order to include possible selection function in the peaks redshift determination. © 2013 The Authors Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Royal Astronomical Society.
Cardone, V., Camera, S., Mainini, R., Romano, A., Diaferio, A., Maoli, R., et al. (2013). Weak lensing peak count as a probe of f(R) theories. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 430(4), 2896-2909 [10.1093/mnras/stt084].
|Citazione:||Cardone, V., Camera, S., Mainini, R., Romano, A., Diaferio, A., Maoli, R., et al. (2013). Weak lensing peak count as a probe of f(R) theories. MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY, 430(4), 2896-2909 [10.1093/mnras/stt084].|
|Tipo:||Articolo in rivista - Articolo scientifico|
|Carattere della pubblicazione:||Scientifica|
|Presenza di un coautore afferente ad Istituzioni straniere:||No|
|Titolo:||Weak lensing peak count as a probe of f(R) theories|
|Autori:||Cardone, V; Camera, S; Mainini, R; Romano, A; Diaferio, A; Maoli, R; Scaramella, R|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2013|
|Rivista:||MONTHLY NOTICES OF THE ROYAL ASTRONOMICAL SOCIETY|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stt084|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su rivista|