Fitting the Nonlinear Matter Bispectrum by the Halofit Approach
Abstract
We provide a new fitting formula of the matter bispectrum in the nonlinear regime calibrated by highresolution cosmological Nbody simulations of 41 cold dark matter (wCDM, w = constant) models around the Planck 2015 bestfit parameters. As the parameterization in our fitting function is similar to that in Halofit, our fitting is named BiHalofit. The simulation volume is sufficiently large ( $\gt 10\,{\mathrm{Gpc}}^{3}$ ) to cover almost all measurable triangle bispectrum configurations in the universe. The function is also calibrated using oneloop perturbation theory at large scales ( $k\lt 0.3\,h\,{\mathrm{Mpc}}^{1}$ ). Our formula reproduced the matter bispectrum to within 10% (15%) accuracy in the Planck 2015 model at wavenumber $k\lt 3\,(10)\,h\,{\mathrm{Mpc}}^{1}$ and redshifts z = 03. The other 40 wCDM models obtained poorer fits, with accuracy approximating 20% at $k\lt 3\,h\,{\mathrm{Mpc}}^{1}$ and $z=0\mbox{}1.5$ (the deviation includes the 10%level sample variance of the simulations). We also provide a fitting formula that corrects the baryonic effects such as radiative cooling and active galactic nucleus feedback, using the latest hydrodynamical simulation IllustrisTNG. We demonstrate that our new formula more accurately predicts the weaklensing bispectrum than the existing fitting formulae. This formula will assist current and future weaklensing surveys and cosmic microwave background lensing experiments. Numerical codes of the formula are available, written in Python (https://toshiyan.github.io/clpdoc/html/basic/basic.html#modulebasic.bispec), C, and Fortran (http://cosmo.phys.hirosakiu.ac.jp/takahasi/codes_e.htm).
 Publication:

The Astrophysical Journal
 Pub Date:
 June 2020
 DOI:
 10.3847/15384357/ab908d
 arXiv:
 arXiv:1911.07886
 Bibcode:
 2020ApJ...895..113T
 Keywords:

 Nbody simulations;
 Weak gravitational lensing;
 Cosmic microwave background radiation;
 Largescale structure of the universe;
 Cosmological parameters from largescale structure;
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 EPrint:
 23 pages, 15 figures