The relation between the halo field and the matter fluctuations (halo bias), in the presence of massive neutrinos, depends on the total neutrino mass; massive neutrinos introduce an additional scale dependence of the bias that is usually neglected in cosmological analyses. We investigate the magnitude of the systematic effect on interesting cosmological parameters induced by neglecting this scale dependence, finding that while it is not a problem for current surveys, it is non-negligible for future, denser or deeper ones depending on the neutrino mass, the maximum scale used for the analyses, and the details of the nuisance parameters considered. However, there is a simple recipe to account for the bulk of the effect as to make it fully negligible, which we illustrate and advocate should be included in analysis of forthcoming large-scale structure surveys.

Biases from neutrino bias: To worry or not to worry?

Raccanelli A.;
2019

Abstract

The relation between the halo field and the matter fluctuations (halo bias), in the presence of massive neutrinos, depends on the total neutrino mass; massive neutrinos introduce an additional scale dependence of the bias that is usually neglected in cosmological analyses. We investigate the magnitude of the systematic effect on interesting cosmological parameters induced by neglecting this scale dependence, finding that while it is not a problem for current surveys, it is non-negligible for future, denser or deeper ones depending on the neutrino mass, the maximum scale used for the analyses, and the details of the nuisance parameters considered. However, there is a simple recipe to account for the bulk of the effect as to make it fully negligible, which we illustrate and advocate should be included in analysis of forthcoming large-scale structure surveys.
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