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The significance of voids

Otto, S. and Politzer, H. David and Preskill, John and Wise, Mark B. (1986) The significance of voids. Astrophysical Journal, 304 (1). pp. 62-74. ISSN 0004-637X. doi:10.1086/164144.

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The statistical significance of voids in the spatial distribution of galaxies or clusters of galaxies is studied. The probability per unit volume of finding a large void is expressed in terms of correlation functions. Numerical simulations are used to estimate the likelihood of observing a large void in the distribution of rich clusters of galaxies, assuming that rich clusters arose wherever suitably averaged primordial density fluctuations were unusually large.

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Additional Information:© 1986 American Astronomical Society. Provided by the NASA Astrophysics Data System. Received 1985 August 2; accepted 1985 October 23. We thank S. Coleman, R. P. Feynman and J. Salmon for helpful comments. This work was supported in part by the US DOE under contracts DEAC-03-81-WR40050 and DE-AT03-38-ER31118. MBW was supported in part by a DOE Outstanding Junior Investigator program under contract No. DE-GF03-84ER40172.
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Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AC03-81-WR40050
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-AT03-38-ER31118
Department of Energy (DOE)DE-GF03-84-ER40172
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