Cosmic Voids in the SDSS DR12 BOSS Galaxy Sample: the Alcock–Paczyński test

@article{Mao2016CosmicVI,
  title={Cosmic Voids in the SDSS DR12 BOSS Galaxy Sample: the Alcock–Paczyński test},
  author={Qingqing Mao and Andreas A. Berlind and Robert J. Scherrer and Mark C. Neyrinck and Rom'an Scoccimarro and Jeremy L. Tinker and Cameron McBride and Donald P. Schneider},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal},
  year={2016},
  volume={835}
}
We apply the Alcock–Paczyński (AP) test to stacked voids identified using the final data release (DR12) of the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS). We also use 1000 mock galaxy catalogs that match the geometry, density, and clustering properties of the BOSS sample in order to characterize the statistical uncertainties of our measurements and take into account systematic errors such as redshift space distortions. For both BOSS data and mock catalogs, we use the ZOBOV algorithm to… 

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