CfA Colloquium: March 6, 2003

Speaker: Alex Szalay (Johns Hopkins U.)

Title: Clustering of galaxies in the SDSS

Abstract: The talk will present two new results about the galaxy distribution in the SDSS. Using photometric redshifts to calculate the angular clustering for a volume limited sample of 2.5M galaxies we show that the clustering properties of galaxies show a bimodal behavior with color. Using the redshift sample of SDSS galaxies, we present a likelihood analysis of the parameters of the fluctuation spectrum, in excellent agreement with CMB results.