Jul 5 – 10, 2021
Europe/Rome timezone

Hubble speed from first principles

Jul 5, 2021, 5:36 PM
Invited talk in the parallel session Status of the H_0 and sigma_8 tensions: theoretical models and model-independent constraints Status of the H_0 and Sigma_8 Tensions: Theoretical Models and Model-Independent Constraints


Alessandra Silvestri


We introduce a novel way of measuring H0 from a combination of independent geometrical datasets, namely Supernovae, Baryon Acoustic Oscillations and Cosmic Chronometers, without the need of calibration nor of the choice of a cosmological model. Our method builds on the distance duality relation which sets the ratio of luminosity and angular diameter distances to a fixed scaling with redshift, for any metric theory of gravity with standard photon propagation. In our analysis of
the data we employ Gaussian Process algorithms to obtain constraints that are independent from the underlying cosmological model. We find H0 = 69.5?+/- 1.7 Km/s/Mpc,showing that it is possible to constrain H0 with an accuracy of 2% with minimal assumptions.

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