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The Large Scale Structures

A Window on the Dark Components of the Universe

Authors: Ilić, Stéphane

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  • Opens new approaches to key topics in modern cosmology
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Dark Energy and Dark Matter are among the greatest mysteries in modern cosmology. The present work explores in depth how large cosmic structures can help us unveil the nature of these components of the Universe. One the one hand, it focuses on a signature that Dark Energy imprints on the Cosmic Microwave Background through its impact on the time-evolution of gravitational potentials: the integrated Sachs-Wolfe (iSW) effect. Another cosmological background, the Cosmic Infrared Background, is considered for the first time in the study of the iSW effect and demonstrated to be a highly efficient and promising tracer. Changing the perspective on the problem, the use of superstructures for iSW detection is then extensively reviewed: using precise solutions to Einstein’s general relativity equations, the full iSW effect is computed, especially due to the cosmic voids predicted by the theory. Using measurements from the most recent data, it is subsequently shown how the iSW probes the solidity of the cosmological standard model. On the topic of Dark Matter, an original study is presented, showing that temperature measurements of the intergalactic medium shed light on the nature of Dark Matter particles, providing the tightest constraints on their decay properties.

About the authors

Stéphane Ilić obtained in 2008 his B.Sc. in Fundamental Physics from the "Magistère de Physique Fondamentale" at the Université Paris Sud (Orsay, France). There, he also obtained in 2010 his M.Sc. by completing the Master 2 level "Noyaux, Particules, Astroparticules et Cosmologie". During his studies, he worked at the Astronomy Centre of the University of Sussex (England), under the supervision of M. Kunz. In 2010, he joined the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale in Orsay for his Ph.D., which he completed, under the direction of M. Langer and M. Douspis, in October 2013. He is now a postdoctoral researcher at the Institut de Recherche en Astrophysique et Planétologie in Toulouse.

Table of contents (6 chapters)

  • Introduction: The Ingredients of a Good Cosmological Probe

    Ilić, Stéphane

    Pages 1-14

  • Unravelling the iSW Effect Through the Matter Distribution

    Ilić, Stéphane

    Pages 15-49

  • The Impact of Identified Superstructures in the CMB

    Ilić, Stéphane

    Pages 51-83

  • Towards a Full Modelling of the iSW Effect

    Ilić, Stéphane

    Pages 85-107

  • Studying Dark Matter Through the Lens of the Reionisation

    Ilić, Stéphane

    Pages 109-135

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Large Scale Structures
Book Subtitle
A Window on the Dark Components of the Universe
Authors
Series Title
Springer Theses
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-07746-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-07746-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-07745-1
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-36188-8
Series ISSN
2190-5053
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 140
Number of Illustrations and Tables
36 b/w illustrations, 24 illustrations in colour
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