The Beauty and Basics of BAO


Bassett, B. (2009). The Beauty and Basics of BAO. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/09070039


Bassett, Bruce. The Beauty and Basics of BAO. Perimeter Institute, Jul. 31, 2009, https://pirsa.org/09070039


          @misc{ pirsa_09070039,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/09070039},
            author = {Bassett, Bruce},
            keywords = {Cosmology},
            language = {en},
            title = {The Beauty and Basics of BAO},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2009},
            month = {jul},
            note = {PIRSA:09070039 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}


The Baryon Acoustic Oscillations (BAO) are the latest weapon in the quest for precision cosmology and dark energy. Many presentations on BAO are complicated and unclear and I will therefore present BAO with particular emphasis on trying to give the simplest theoretical description, both at the linear and nonlinear level, and will describe some of the observational challenges to measuring BAO.