Cosmological tests with the joint lightcurve analysis
Melia, F.1,2,3; Wei, J. -J.4; Maier, R. S.1,5,6; Wu, X. -F.7
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We examine whether a comparison between wCDM and R-h = ct using merged Type-Ia SN catalogs produces results consistent with those based on a single homogeneous sample. Using the Betoule et al. (Astron. Astrophys., 568 (2014) 22). Joint Lightcurve Analysis (JLA) of a combined sample of 613 events from SNLS and SDSS-II, we estimate the parameters of the two models and compare them. We find that the improved statistics can alter the model selection in some cases, but not others. In addition, based on the model fits, we find that there appears to be a lingering systematic offset of similar to 0.04-0.08 mag between the SNLS and SDSS-II sources, in spite of the cross-calibration in the JLA. Treating wCDM, Lambda CDM and R-h = ct as separate models, we find in an unbiased pairwise statistical comparison that the Bayes Information Criterion (BIC) favors the R-h = ct Universe with a likelihood of 82.8% vs. 17.2% for wCDM, but the ratio of likelihoods is reversed (16.2% vs. 83.8%) when w(de) = -1 (i.e., Lambda CDM) and strongly reversed (1.0% vs. 99.0%) if in addition k = 0 (i.e., flat Lambda CDM). We point out, however, that the value of k is a measure of the net energy (kinetic plus gravitational) in the Universe and is not constrained theoretically, though some models of inflation would drive k -> 0 due to an expansion-enforced dilution. Since we here consider only the basic Lambda CDM model, the value of k needs to be measured and, therefore, the pre-assumption of flatness introduces a significant bias into the BIC. Copyright (C) EPLA, 2018

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WOS Research AreaPhysics
WOS SubjectPhysics, Multidisciplinary
WOS IDWOS:000446772600002
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Corresponding AuthorMelia, F.
Affiliation1.Univ Arizona, Dept Phys, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA
2.Univ Arizona, Dept Astron, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA
3.Univ Arizona, Appl Math Program, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA
4.Chinese Acad Sci, Purple Mt Observ, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
5.Univ Arizona, Dept Math, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA
6.Univ Arizona, Stat Program, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA
7.Purple Mt Observ, Nanjing 210008, Jiangsu, Peoples R China
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Melia, F.,Wei, J. -J.,Maier, R. S.,et al. Cosmological tests with the joint lightcurve analysis[J]. EPL,2018,123(5):7.
APA Melia, F.,Wei, J. -J.,Maier, R. S.,&Wu, X. -F..(2018).Cosmological tests with the joint lightcurve analysis.EPL,123(5),7.
MLA Melia, F.,et al."Cosmological tests with the joint lightcurve analysis".EPL 123.5(2018):7.
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