The Evolutionary Map of the Universe (EMU) is an all-sky survey in radio-continuum which uses the Australian SKA Pathfinder (ASKAP). Using galaxy angular power spectrum and the integrated Sachs-Wolfe effect, we study the potential of EMU to constrain models beyond ΛCDM (i.e., local primordial non-Gaussianity, dynamical dark energy, spatial curvature and deviations from general relativity), for different design sensitivities. We also include a multi-tracer analysis, distinguishing between star-forming galaxies and galaxies with an active galactic nucleus, to further improve EMU's potential. We find that EMU could measure the dark energy equation of state parameters around 35% more precisely than existing constraints, and that the constraints on fNL and modified gravity parameters will improve up to a factor ~2 with respect to Planck and redshift space distortions measurements. With this work we demonstrate the promising potential of EMU to contribute to our understanding of the Universe.
Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics
- Pub Date:
- February 2019
- Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics
- 15 pages (29 with references and appendices), 6 figures and 10 tables. Matches the published version. Minimal changes from previous version