Working Group Morphology

The Working Group Morphology of the GALPAC team at CRAL conducts studies of robust morphological measures for large-scale structure, for galaxies and galaxy clusters, as well as for characteristics of the CMB.

Available Software

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Recent Publications

2014a: 'Deep redshift topological lensing: strategies for the T3 candidate',
B.F. Roukema, M.J. France, T. Kazimierczak and T. Buchert,
Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 437, 1096-1108.

2014b: 'Direct Minkowski Functional analysis of large redshift surveys: a new high-speed code tested on the luminous red galaxy Sloan Digital Sky Survey-DR7 catalogue',
A. Wiegand, T. Buchert and M. Ostermann,
Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 443, 241-259.

2015: 'Evidence for an environment-dependent shift in the baryon acoustic oscillation peak',
BF Roukema, T. Buchert, J.J. Ostrowski and M.J. France,
Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 448, 1660-1673.

2016: 'Is the baryon acoustic oscillation peak a cosmological standard ruler?',
B.F. Roukema, T. Buchert, H. Fujii and J.J. Ostrowski,
Mon. Not. Roy. Astron. Soc. 456, L45-L48.

Group Report 1 by Martin France

"Morphological characterization using the Minkowski Functionals - general overview"

Appendix A: "The Minkowski Functionals codes"

Appendix B: "A preliminary investigation: robust morphological characterization of tilted galaxies"

Group Report 2 by Martin France

"Prospect Planck Morphology: morphology of the CMB in a Universe with non-trivial topology"

Last Update: January 31, 2017

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