3 years ago

# Probing Cosmic Origins with CO and [CII] Emission Lines.

Primordial non-gaussianity (PNG) is an invaluable window into physical process that gave rise to the observed cosmic structure. The presence of local shape PNG imprints a distinct scale-dependent correction to the bias of dark matter tracers on very large scales, which can be effectively probed via the technique of intensity mapping. We show that measurement of the CO intensity power spectrum by a hypothetical future stage of the ground-based COMAP experiment, can improve the current constraints from Planck by a factor of 2, achieving $\sigma(f_{\rm NL}^{\rm loc}) = 3.7$. The proposed CMB satellite mission, PIXIE, could detect $f_{\rm NL} = 1$ at high significance, achieving $\sigma(f_{\rm NL}^{\rm loc}) = 0.31$ via measurement of [CII] intensity power spectrum.