3 years ago

Consistency relations for large scale structures with primordial non-Gaussianities.

Atsushi Taruya, Takahiro Nishimichi, Patrick Valageas

We investigate how the consistency relations of large-scale structures are modified when the initial density field is not Gaussian. We consider both scenarios where the primordial density field can be written as a nonlinear functional of a Gaussian field and more general scenarios where the probability distribution of the primordial density field can be expanded around the Gaussian distribution, up to all orders over $\delta_{L0}$. Working at linear order over the non-Gaussianity parameters $f_{\rm NL}^{(n)}$ or $S_n$, we find that the consistency relations for the matter density fields are modified as they include additional contributions that involve all-order mixed linear-nonlinear correlations $\langle \prod \delta_L \prod \delta \rangle$. We derive the conditions needed to recover the simple Gaussian form of the consistency relations. This corresponds to scenarios that become Gaussian in the squeezed limit. Our results also apply to biased tracers, and velocity or momentum cross-correlations.

Publisher URL: http://arxiv.org/abs/1610.00993

DOI: arXiv:1610.00993v2

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