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The Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) will provide the data to support detailed investigations of the distribution of luminous and non-luminous matter in the Universe: a photometrically and astrometrically calibrated digital imaging survey of π steradians above about Galactic latitude 30 • in five broad optical bands to a depth of g ′ ∼ 23 m , and a(More)
We measure cosmological parameters using the three-dimensional power spectrum P (k) from over 200,000 galaxies in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) in combination with WMAP and other data. Our results are consistent with a " vanilla " flat adiabatic ΛCDM model without tilt (ns = 1), running tilt, tensor modes or massive neutrinos. Adding SDSS information(More)
We measure the large-scale real-space power spectrum P (k) using a sample of 205,443 galaxies from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, covering 2417 effective square degrees with mean redshift z ≈ 0.1. We employ a matrix-based method using pseudo-Karhunen-Lò eve eigenmodes , producing uncorrelated minimum-variance measurements in 22 k-bands of both the clustering(More)
We combine the constraints from the recent Ly forest analysis of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) and the SDSS galaxy bias analysis with previous constraints from SDSS galaxy clustering, the latest supernovae, and 1st year WMAP cosmic microwave background anisotropies. We find significant improvements on all of the cosmological parameters compared to(More)
A simple model for the evolution of disc galaxies is presented. We adopt three numbers from observations of the Milky Way disc, Σ d the local surface mass density, r d the stellar scale length (of the assumedly exponential disc) and v c the amplitude of the (assumedly flat) rotation curve, and physically, the (local) dynamical Kennicutt star formation(More)
We describe high resolution Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics (SPH) simulations of three approximately M * field galaxies starting from ΛCDM initial conditions. The simulations are made intentionally simple, and include photoionization, cooling of the intergalactic medium, and star formation but not feedback from AGN or supernovae. All of the galaxies undergo(More)
The importance of the radiative output from massive black holes at the centers of elliptical galaxies is not in doubt, given the well established relations among electromagnetic output, black hole mass and galaxy optical luminosity. We show how this AGN radiative output affects the hot ISM of an isolated elliptical galaxy with the aid of a high-resolution(More)