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Cosmic shear without shape noise

@article{Huff2013CosmicSW,
  title={Cosmic shear without shape noise},
  author={Eric M. Huff and E. Krause and T. F. Eifler and Xiao Fang and Matthew R. George and David J. Schlegel},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  year={2013}
}
We describe a new method for reducing the shape noise in weak lensing measurements by an order of magnitude. Our method relies on spectroscopic measurements of disk galaxy rotation and makes use of the Tully-Fisher relation in order to control for the intrinsic orientations of galaxy disks. For this new proposed method, so-called Kinematic Lensing (KL), the shape noise ceases to be an important source of statistical error. We use the CosmoLike software package to simulate likelihood analyses… 

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