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Lagrangian space consistency relation for large scale structure

Horn, Bart; Hui, Lam; Xiao, Xiao

Consistency relations, which relate the squeezed limit of an (N+1)-point correlation function to an N-point function, are non-perturbative symmetry statements that hold even if the associated high momentum modes are deep in the nonlinear regime and astrophysically complex. Recently, Kehagias & Riotto and Peloso & Pietroni discovered a consistency relation applicable to large scale structure. We show that this can be recast into a simple physical statement in Lagrangian space: that the squeezed correlation function (suitably normalized) vanishes. This holds regardless of whether the correlation observables are at the same time or not, and regardless of whether multiple-streaming is present. The simplicity of this statement suggests that an analytic understanding of large scale structure in the nonlinear regime may be particularly promising in Lagrangian space.

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Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1088/1475-7516/2015/09/068

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Physics
Publisher
IOP Publishing
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December 2, 2016