Will Percival

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University of Waterloo
Areas of research:
I work in the field of cosmology, using observations to test theoretical models. I focus particularly on galaxy surveys, using the positions of galaxies to measure the cosmological expansion rate and growth of cosmological structure. I use these to constrain Dark Energy, the mechanism responsible for the present-day acceleration in the expansion rate.
  • 2005-2018 Institute of Cosmology & Gravitation, University of Portsmouth, Professor of Cosmology
  • DES collaboration, (110 co-authors including W.J. Percival), Dark Energy Survey Year 3 Results: A 2.7% measurement of Baryon Acoustic Oscillation distance scale at redshift 0.835, 2021, PRD submitted, [arXiv: 2107.04646]
  • I. Ferrero, (85 co-authors including W.J. Percival), Dark Energy Survey Year 3 Results: Galaxy mock catalogs for BAO analysis, 2021, A&A submitted, [arXiv: 2107.04602]
  • E.-M. Mueller, (14 co-authors including W.J. Percival), The clustering of galaxies in the completed SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: Primordial non-Gaussianity in Fourier Space, 2021, MNRAS submitted, [arXiv: 2106.13725]
  • M. Rezaie, (19 co-authors including W.J. Percival), Primordial non-Gaussianity from the Completed SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey I: Catalogue Preparation and Systematic Mitigation, 2021, MNRAS 506, 3439, [arXiv: 2106.13724]
  • S. Foroozan, Alex Krolewski, W.J. Percival, Testing Large-Scale Structure Measurements Against Fisher Matrix Predictions, 2021, JCAP submitted, [arXiv: 2106.11432]
  • M.J. Chapman, (14 co-authors including W.J. Percival), The completed SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: measurement of the growth rate of structure from the small-scale clustering of the luminous red galaxy sample , 2021, MNRAS submitted, [arXiv: 2106.14961]
  • G. Merz, (17 co-authors including W.J. Percival), The clustering of the SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey quasar sample: Testing observational systematics on the Baryon Acoustic Oscillation measurement, 2021, MNRAS 506, 2503 [arXiv: 2105.10463]
  • A. Obuljen, W.J. Percival, Anisotropic effective redshift and evolving clustering amplitude, 2021, JCAP submitted, [arXiv: 2104.07022]
  • A. Pocino, (158 co-authors including W.J. Percival), Euclid preparation: XII. Optimizing the photo- metric sample of the Euclid survey for galaxy clustering and galaxy-galaxy lensing analyses, 2021, A&A submitted, [arXiv: 2104.05698]
  • A. Jimenez Munoz, (97 co-authors including W.J. Percival), Euclid: Estimation of the impact of correlated readout noise for flux measurements with the Euclid NISP instrument, 2021, A&A submitted, [arXiv: 2104.12752]
  • L. Wolz, (20 co-authors including W.J. Percival), HI constraints from the cross-correlation of eBOSS galaxies and Green Bank Telescope intensity maps, 2021, MNRAS submitted, [arXiv: 2102.04946]
  • P.L. Taylor, (94 co-authors including W.J. Percival), Euclid: Forecasts for k-cut 3 × 2 Point Statistics, 2020, Open Journal of Astrophysics, [arXiv: 2012.04672]
  • R. Cawthon, (87 co-authors including W.J. Percival), Dark Energy Survey Year 3 Results: Calibration of Lens Sample Redshift Distributions using Clustering Redshifts with BOSS/eBOSS, 2020, MNRAS submitted, [arXiv: 2012.12826]
  • M. Gatti, (97 co-authors including W.J. Percival), Dark Energy Survey Year 3 Results: Clustering Red- shifts - Calibration of the Weak Lensing Source Redshift Distributions with redMaGiC and BOSS/eBOSS, 2020, MNRAS submitted, [arXiv: 2012.08569]
  • P. Zarrouk, (21 co-authors including W.J. Percival), Baryon Acoustic Oscillations in the projected cross-correlation function between the eBOSS DR16 quasars and photometric galaxies from the DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys, 2020, MNRAS 503, 2562 [arXiv: 2009.02308]
  • S.Nadathur,(14co-authorsincludingW.J.Percival),The completed SDSS-IV extended Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey: geometry and growth from the anisotropic void-galaxy correlation function in the luminous red galaxy sample, 2020, MNRAS 499, 4140 [arXiv: 2008.06060]
  • Growth of Structure Summer Seminar Series, July 2021, Review talk "Redshift Space Distortions in 25 mins"
  • CASCA AGM, Victoria, May 2021, "Recent results from eBOSS, and a look towards the future"
  • PIRSA:21040037, Mapping the Universe with eBOSS, 2021-04-07, Perimeter Public Lectures
  • PIRSA:20070028, Cosmology from the SDSS, 2020-07-28, Cosmology & Gravitation
  • PIRSA:20020077, The future of spectroscopic galaxy surveys , 2020-02-21, Centre for the Universe - Waterloo Centre for Astrophysics Day
  • Organiser for the meeting ``Wide-Field Astronomy in Canada'', at PI, October 2018.