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BOSS Publications and Results

BOSS Overview Paper

The motivation for BOSS and an overview of target selection, survey design, and observing strategy are described in Dawson et al. 2013, The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey of SDSS-III, published in the January 2013 issue of Astronomical Journal. A preprint-style PDF of the paper is available on this site.

Data Associated with BOSS Publications

DR9 Galaxy Clustering Science results can be found here

DR10 and DR11 Galaxy Clustering Science results presented in BOSS publications

Below we list measurements, covariance matrices and analysis tools that have been presented and utilized in BOSS DR9 galaxy clustering papers. Unless specified, the covariance matrices for all measurements are calculated from the mock DR10/DR11 CMASS and LOWZ realizations, created using PTHalos, described in Manera et al. (2013). Please cite this paper if the errors are used in any analysis. All results from papers other than Anderson et al. (2013b) use pre-reconstruction galaxy catalogs.

For convenience, all the measurements and covariance matrices for DR10 and DR11 results can be found in a single directory on the Science Archive Server here. The DR10 large-scale structure files on which the DR10 results are based are publicly available from the SAS here. The datamodels for these files can be found here.

CosmoMC Modules - DR11 results

Figures from BOSS Science Results

Two-dimensional redshift-space clustering of CMASS galaxies
Samushia et al. (2013): Two-dimensional correlation function of DR11 CMASS galaxies in BOSS. Colors indicate amplitude of the corelation function.
BAO Hubble diagram
Anderson et al. (2013b): BAO Hubble diagram DV(z), overlaid with Planck flat ΛCDM prediction.
BAO Hubble diagram divided by Planck
Anderson et al. (2013b): BAO Hubble diagram DV(z) divided by the Planck flat ΛCDM best-fit. This version only shows the ΛCDM prediction region.
BAO Hubble diagram divided by Planck
Anderson et al. (2013b): BAO Hubble diagram DV(z) divided by the Planck flat ΛCDM best-fit.This version shows the ΛCDM, OCDM, wCDM prediction regions.
Constraints on DA and H in CMASS DR11
Anderson et al. (2013b): Constraints on DA and H from CMASS DR11. Orange contours show results from anisoltropic BAO analysis, while the gray contours show the results from isotropic BAO. The narrow blue and green shaded contours are the CMB predictions from Planck and WMAP assuming ΛCDM.
DR11 CMASS post-reconstruction power spectrum
Anderson et al. (2013b): Power spectrum of CMASS DR11 galaxies, divided by a smooth, no-BAO power spectrum. Solid curve is the best-fit model.
DR11 LOWZ post-reconstruction power spectrum
Anderson et al. (2013b): Power spectrum of LOWZ DR11 galaxies, divided by a smooth, no-BAO power spectrum. Solid curve is the best-fit model.
DR11 CMASS pre-reconstruction correlation function
Anderson et al. (2013b): Correlation function of DR11 CMASS galaxies, pre-reconstruction. Solid curve is the best-fit model.
DR11 CMASS post-reconstruction correlation function
Anderson et al. (2013b): Correlation function of DR11 CMASS galaxies, post-reconstruction. Solid curve is the best-fit model.
DR11 CMASS power spectrum multipoles
Beutler et al. (2013): Power spectrum monopole and quadrupole of CMASS DR11 galaxies, presented for both NGC and SGC regions. Solid curves are the best-fit model.
DR11 CMASS power spectrum multipoles
Beutler et al. (2013): Constraints on the Ωm8 plane.
Constraints on growth rate of structure
Chuang et al. (2013): Constraints on the growth rate of structure, fσ8, as a function of redshift.
Constraints on growth rate of structure
Chuang et al. (2013): Constraints on the growth rate of structure, fσ8, and w, the equation of state of dakr energy.
DR11 correlation function wedges
Sanchez et al. (2013): Measurements of the CMASS and LOWZ DR11 clustering wedges. The two sets of data points are the transverse and line-of-sight wedges. Solid curves are the ΛCDM predictions.
Cosmological constraints from Sanzhez et al. (2013)
Sanchez et al. (2013): Constraints in the Ωm-w plane combining CMB data with BOSS clustering data.

Published BOSS Science Papers

Title First Author Journal
Cross-correlation of SDSS DR7 Quasars and DR10 BOSS Galaxies: The Weak Luminosity Dependence of Quasar Clustering at z ~ 0.5 Y. Shen 2013ApJ...778...98S
Stellar velocity dispersions and emission line properties of SDSS-III/BOSS galaxies D. Thomas 2013MNRAS.431.1383T
Measurement of baryon acoustic oscillations in the Lyman-α forest fluctuations in BOSS data release 9 A. Slosar 2013JCAP...04..026S
The Clustering of Galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: Luminosity and Color Dependence and Redshift Evolution H. Guo 2013ApJ...767..122G
Baryon acoustic oscillations in the Lyα forest of BOSS quasars N. G. Busca 2013A&A...552A..96B
Fitting methods for baryon acoustic oscillations in the Lyman-α forest fluctuations in BOSS data release 9 D. Kirkby 2013JCAP...03..024K
The BOSS Lyα Forest Sample from SDSS Data Release 9 K.-G. Lee 2013AJ....145...69L
Luminosity function from dedicated SDSS-III and MMT data of quasars in 0.7 < z < 4.0 selected with a new approach N. Palanque-Delabrouille 2013A&A...551A..29P
Evolution of the most massive galaxies to z ~ 0.6 - II. The link between radio AGN activity and star formation Y.-M. Chen 2013MNRAS.429.2643C
The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III DR9 Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: testing deviations from Λ and general relativity using anisotropic clustering of galaxies L. Samushia 2013MNRAS.429.1514S
The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: the low-redshift sample J. K. Parejko 2013MNRAS.429...98P
The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey of SDSS-III K. S. Dawson 2013AJ....145...10D
Investigating emission-line galaxy surveys with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey infrastructure J. Comparat 2013MNRAS.428.1498C
The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III DR9 Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: constraints on primordial non-Gaussianity A. J. Ross 2013MNRAS.428.1116R
The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: a large sample of mock galaxy catalogues M. Manera 2013MNRAS.428.1036M
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey quasar catalog: ninth data release I. Pâris 2012A&A...548A..66P
The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: baryon acoustic oscillations in the Data Release 9 spectroscopic galaxy sample L. Anderson 2012MNRAS.427.3435A
Clustering of Sloan Digital Sky Survey III Photometric Luminous Galaxies: The Measurement, Systematics, and Cosmological Implications S. Ho 2012ApJ...761...14H
The large-scale cross-correlation of Damped Lyman alpha systems with the Lyman alpha forest: first measurements from BOSS A. Font-Ribera 2012JCAP...11..059F
Column density distribution and cosmological mass density of neutral gas: Sloan Digital Sky Survey-III Data Release 9 P. Noterdaeme 2012A&A...547L...1N
Spectral Classification and Redshift Measurement for the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey A. S. Bolton 2012AJ....144..144B
The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: measurements of the growth of structure and expansion rate at z = 0.57 from anisotropic clustering B. A. Reid 2012MNRAS.426.2719R
Broad Absorption Line Disappearance on Multi-year Timescales in a Large Quasar Sample N. Filiz Ak 2012ApJ...757..114F
The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: cosmological implications of the large-scale two-point correlation function A. G. Sánchez 2012MNRAS.425..415S
The BOSS Emission-Line Lens Survey. II. Investigating Mass-density Profile Evolution in the SLACS+BELLS Strong Gravitational Lens Sample A. S. Bolton 2012ApJ...757...82B
The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: measuring structure growth using passive galaxies R. Tojeiro 2012MNRAS.424.2339T
The clustering of intermediate-redshift quasars as measured by the Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey M. White 2012MNRAS.424..933W
The clustering of galaxies in the SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: analysis of potential systematics A. J. Ross 2012MNRAS.424..564R
The progenitors of present-day massive red galaxies up to z ≈ 0.7 - finding passive galaxies using SDSS-I/II and SDSS-III R. Tojeiro 2012MNRAS.424..136T
Evolution of the most massive galaxies to z= 0.6 - I. A new method for physical parameter estimation Y.-M. Chen 2012MNRAS.421..314C
The SDSS-III Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: Quasar Target Selection for Data Release Nine N. P. Ross 2012ApJS..199....3R
The BOSS Emission-Line Lens Survey (BELLS). I. A Large Spectroscopically Selected Sample of Lens Galaxies at Redshift ~0.5 J. R. Brownstein 2012ApJ...744...41B
Ameliorating systematic uncertainties in the angular clustering of galaxies: a study using the SDSS-III A. J. Ross 2011MNRAS.417.1350R
The Lyman-α forest in three dimensions: measurements of large scale flux correlations from BOSS 1st-year data A. Slosar 2011JCAP...09..001S
The Clustering of Massive Galaxies at z ~ 0.5 from the First Semester of BOSS Data M. White 2011ApJ...728..126W