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Perturbation theory of large scale structure in the ΛCDM Universe: Exact time evolution and the two-loop power spectrum

Fasiello, Matteo; Fujita, Tomohiro; Vlah, Zvonimir (2022) Perturbation theory of large scale structure in the ΛCDM Universe: Exact time evolution and the two-loop power spectrum. Physical Review D, 106 . ISSN 2470-0010

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We derive exact analytic solutions for density and velocity fields to all orders in Eulerian standard perturbation theory for ACDM cosmology. In particular, we show that density-and velocity-field kernels can be written in a separable form in time and momenta at each perturbative order. The kernel solutions are built from an analytic basis of momentum operators and their time-dependent coefficients, which solve a set of recursive differential equations. We also provide an exact closed perturbative solution for such coefficients, expanding around the (quasi-)Einstein-de Sitter (EdS) approximation. We find that the perturbative solution rapidly converges towards the numerically obtained solutions and its leading-order result suffices for any practical requirements. To illustrate our findings, we compute the exact two-loop dark matter density-and velocity power spectra in ACDM cosmology. We show that the difference between the exact ACDM and the (quasi-)EdS approximated result can reach the level of several percent (at redshift zero, for wave numbers k <1 h/Mpc). This deviation can be partially mitigated by exploiting the degeneracy with the effective field theory counterterms. As an additional benefit of our algorithm for the solutions of time-dependent coefficients, the computational complexity of power-spectra loops in ACDM is comparable to the EdS case. In performing the two-loop computation, we devise an explicit method to implement the so-called IR cancellations, as well as the cancellations arising as a consequence of mass and momentum conservation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cosmology; power spectrum; cosmological perturbation theory
Subjects: NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics > Physics of Elementary Particles and Fields
NATURAL SCIENCES > Physics > Astronomy and Astrophysics
Divisions: Theoretical Physics Division
Depositing User: Zvonimir Vlah
Date Deposited: 11 Mar 2024 08:50
DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.106.123504

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