Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: constraints on intrinsic alignments and their colour dependence from galaxy clustering and weak lensing

Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: constraints on intrinsic alignments and their colour dependence from galaxy clustering and weak lensingSamuroff, S.Blazek, J.Troxel, M. A.MacCrann, N.Krause, E.Leonard, C. D.Prat, J.Gruen, D.Dodelson, S.Eifler, T. F.Gatti, M.Hartley, W. G.Hoyle, B.Larsen, P.Zuntz, J.Abbott, T. M. C.Allam, S.Annis, J.Bernstein, G. M.Bertin, E.Bridle, S. L.Brooks, D.Carnero Rosell, A.Carrasco Kind, M.Carretero, J.Castander, F. J.Cunha, C. E.da Costa, L. N.Davis, C.De Vicente, J.DePoy, D. L.Desai, S.Diehl, H. T.Dietrich, J. P.Doel, P.Flaugher, B.Fosalba, P.Frieman, J.García-Bellido, J.Gaztanaga, E.Gerdes, D. W.Gruendl, R. A.Gschwend, J.Gutierrez, G.Hollowood, D. L.Honscheid, K.James, David J.Kuehn, K.Kuropatkin, N.Lima, M.Maia, M. A. G.March, M.Marshall, J. L.Martini, P.Melchior, P.Menanteau, F.Miller, C. J.Miquel, R.Ogando, R. L. C.Plazas, A. A.Sanchez, E.Scarpine, V.Schindler, R.Schubnell, M.Serrano, S.Sevilla-Noarbe, I.Sheldon, E.Smith, M.Sobreira, F.Suchyta, E.Tarle, G.Thomas, D.Vikram, V.DES CollaborationDOI: info:10.1093/mnras/stz2197v. 4895453–5482
Samuroff, S., Blazek, J., Troxel, M. A., MacCrann, N., Krause, E., Leonard, C. D., Prat, J., Gruen, D., Dodelson, S., Eifler, T. F., Gatti, M., Hartley, W. G., Hoyle, B., Larsen, P., Zuntz, J., Abbott, T. M. C., Allam, S., Annis, J., Bernstein, G. M., Bertin, E., Bridle, S. L., Brooks, D., Carnero Rosell, A., Carrasco Kind, M., Carretero, J. et al. 2019. "Dark Energy Survey Year 1 results: constraints on intrinsic alignments and their colour dependence from galaxy clustering and weak lensing." Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 489:5453– 5482. https://doi.org/10.1093/mnras/stz2197
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Authors: Samuroff, S.; Blazek, J.; Troxel, M. A.; MacCrann, N.; Krause, E.; Leonard, C. D.; Prat, J.; Gruen, D.; Dodelson, S.; Eifler, T. F.; Gatti, M.; Hartley, W. G.; Hoyle, B.; Larsen, P.; Zuntz, J.; Abbott, T. M. C.; Allam, S.; Annis, J.; Bernstein, G. M.; Bertin, E.; Bridle, S. L.; Brooks, D.; Carnero Rosell, A.; Carrasco Kind, M.; Carretero, J.; Castander, F. J.; Cunha, C. E.; da Costa, L. N.; Davis, C.; De Vicente, J.; DePoy, D. L.; Desai, S.; Diehl, H. T.; Dietrich, J. P.; Doel, P.; Flaugher, B.; Fosalba, P.; Frieman, J.; García-Bellido, J.; Gaztanaga, E.; Gerdes, D. W.; Gruendl, R. A.; Gschwend, J.; Gutierrez, G.; Hollowood, D. L.; Honscheid, K.; James, David J.; Kuehn, K.; Kuropatkin, N.; Lima, M.; Maia, M. A. G.; March, M.; Marshall, J. L.; Martini, P.; Melchior, P.; Menanteau, F.; Miller, C. J.; Miquel, R.; Ogando, R. L. C.; Plazas, A. A.; Sanchez, E.; Scarpine, V.; Schindler, R.; Schubnell, M.; Serrano, S.; Sevilla-Noarbe, I.; Sheldon, E.; Smith, M.; Sobreira, F.; Suchyta, E.; Tarle, G.; Thomas, D.; Vikram, V.; DES Collaboration
Abstract: We perform a joint analysis of intrinsic alignments and cosmology using tomographic weak lensing, galaxy clustering, and galaxy-galaxy lensing measurements from Year 1 (Y1) of the Dark Energy Survey. We define early- and late-type subsamples, which are found to pass a series of systematics tests, including for spurious photometric redshift error and point spread function correlations. We analyse these split data alongside the fiducial mixed Y1 sample using a range of intrinsic alignment models. In a fiducial non-linear alignment model analysis, assuming a flat Λ cold dark matter cosmology, we find a significant difference in intrinsic alignment amplitude, with early-type galaxies favouring A_IA = 2.38^{+0.32}_{-0.31} and late-type galaxies consistent with no intrinsic alignments at 0.05^{+0.10}_{-0.09}. The analysis is repeated using a number of extended model spaces, including a physically motivated model that includes both tidal torquing and tidal alignment mechanisms. In multiprobe likelihood chains in which cosmology, intrinsic alignments in both galaxy samples and all other relevant systematics are varied simultaneously, we find the tidal alignment and tidal torquing parts of the intrinsic alignment signal have amplitudes A_1 = 2.66 ^{+0.67}_{-0.66}, A_2=-2.94^{+1.94}_{-1.83}, respectively, for early-type galaxies and A_1 = 0.62 ^{+0.41}_{-0.41}, A_2 = -2.26^{+1.30}_{-1.16} for late-type galaxies. In the full (mixed) Y1 sample the best constraints are A_1 = 0.70 ^{+0.41}_{-0.38}, A_2 = -1.36 ^{+1.08}_{-1.41}. For all galaxy splits and IA models considered, we report cosmological parameter constraints consistent with the results of the main DES Y1 cosmic shear and multiprobe cosmology papers.