Publications by Tessa Baker

Ambiguous Tests of General Relativity on Cosmological Scales

Journal of Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (0)

J Zuntz, T Baker, PG Ferreira, C Skordis

There are a number of approaches to testing General Relativity (GR) on linear scales using Parameterized Post-Friedmann (PPF) methods. It is generally assumed that the details of any given parameterization are unimportant if one uses it as a diagnostic for deviations from GR. In this brief report we show that this is not so by taking two particular parameterizations and analyzing a subset of the current cosmological data. We argue that any PPF approach should always be accompanied by a characterization of the class of modified gravity models it is seeking to approximate.

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