Relativistic galaxy number counts to second order and their bispectrum.

  title={Relativistic galaxy number counts to second order and their bispectrum.},
  author={Enea di Dio and Ruth Durrer and G. Marozzi and Francesco Montanari},
We determine the number counts to second order in cosmological perturbation theory in the Poisson gauge and allowing for anisotropic stress. The calculation is performed using an innovative approach based on the recently proposed "geodesic light-cone" gauge. This allows us to determine the number counts in a purely geometric way, without using Einstein's equation. The result is valid for general dark energy models and (most) modified gravity models. We then evaluate numerically the relevant… 

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