Constraints on f(R) theory and Galileons from the latest data of galaxy redshift surveys

Hiroyuki Okada*, Tomonori Totani, Shinji Tsujikawa

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The growth rate of matter density perturbations has been measured from redshift-space distortion (RSD) in the galaxy power spectrum. We constrain the model parameter space for representative modified gravity models to explain the dark energy problem, by using the recent data of fm(z) σ8(z) at the redshifts z=0.06-0.8 measured by WiggleZ, SDSS LRG, BOSS, and 6dFGRS. We first test the Hu-Sawicki's f(R) dark energy model, and find that only the parameter region close to the standard Λ cold dark matter model is allowed (λ>12 and 5 for n=1.5 and 2, respectively, at 95% C.L.). We then investigate the covariant Galileon model with a de Sitter attractor and show that the parameter space consistent with the background expansion history is excluded by the RSD data at more than 8σ because of the too large growth rate predicted by the theory. Finally, we consider the extended Galileon scenario, and we find that, in contrast to the covariant Galileon, there is a model parameter space for a tracker solution that is consistent with the RSD data within a 2σ level.

Original languageEnglish
Article number103002
JournalPhysical Review D - Particles, Fields, Gravitation and Cosmology
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - 2013 May 7
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nuclear and High Energy Physics
  • Physics and Astronomy (miscellaneous)


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