How much information is there in large scale structure?



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13070018

Abstract

Large scale structure contains vastly more Fourier modes than the CMB, and is therefore a promising arena for studying the early universe.  One obstacle to using these modes is the non-linearity of structure formation. The amount of weakly coupled information available is therefore very sensitive to scale at which non-linear effects become important and simulations become necessary.  Using effective field theory techniques, I will present evidence that the perturbative description of dark matter is much better behaved than previously thought.  I will discuss the implications for improving constraints on non-gaussian initial conditions.