Constraining the Power Spectrum Using the Column Density Distribution: a Status Report

Research paper by Lam Hui

Indexed on: 04 Dec '97Published on: 04 Dec '97Published in: Astrophysics


We review the arguments for how the slope of the column density distribution of the Lyman-alpha forest should depend on the matter power spectrum. The latest progress, presented by various groups in this conference and elsewhere, is summarized.