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On the abundance of extreme voids

Chongchitnan, Sirichai


Sirichai Chongchitnan


Cosmic voids have been shown to be an effective probe of cosmology, complementary to galaxy clusters. In this work, we present a simple theoretical framework for predicting of the size of the largest voids expected within a given redshift and volume. Our model is based on the exact extreme-value statistics which has previously been successfully applied to massive galaxy clusters. We implement our formalism using the void-abundance models and compare the extreme-void predictions to simulations and observations. We find that the simplest void models can only explain the extreme-void abundance with ad hoc parameter adjustments. We argue that the prediction extreme-void distribution should be used as an additional test on theories of void abundance.


Chongchitnan, S. (2015). On the abundance of extreme voids. Journal of cosmology and astroparticle physics, May(05), 062-062.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date May 11, 2015
Online Publication Date May 29, 2015
Publication Date May 29, 2015
Deposit Date Jun 2, 2015
Publicly Available Date Jun 2, 2015
Journal Journal of cosmology and astroparticle physics
Electronic ISSN 1475-7516
Publisher IOP Publishing
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume May
Issue 05
Article Number ARTN 062
Pages 062-062
Keywords Galaxy clusters, Cluster counts, Superclusters, Cosmic web
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Additional Information Authors' accepted manuscript of article published in: Journal of cosmology and astroparticle physics, 2015, May at


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