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Improving constraints on the neutrino mass using sufficient statistics

@article{Wolk2015ImprovingCO,
  title={Improving constraints on the neutrino mass using sufficient statistics},
  author={Melody Wolk and Istvan Szapudi and Julien Bel and Carmelita Carbone and Julien Carron},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
  year={2015}
}
We use the "Dark Energy and Massive Neutrino Universe" (DEMNUni) simulations to compare the constraining power of "sufficient statistics" with the standard matter power spectrum on the sum of neutrino masses, $M_\nu \equiv \sum m_\nu$. In general, the power spectrum, even supplemented with higher moments of the distribution, captures only a fraction of the available cosmological information due to correlations between the Fourier modes. In contrast, the non-linear transform of sufficient… 

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