Constraints on Cosmological Parameters with a Sample of Type Ia Supernovae from JWST Academic Article uri icon


  • Abstract We investigate the potential of using a sample of very high-redshift (2 z 6) (VHZ) Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) attainable by JWST on constraining cosmological parameters. At such high redshifts, the age of the universe is young enough that the VHZ SN Ia sample comprises the very first SNe Ia of the universe, with progenitors among the very first generation of low-mass stars that the universe has made. We show that the VHZ SNe Ia can be used to disentangle systematic effects due to the luminosity distance evolution with redshifts intrinsic to SN Ia standardization. Assuming that the systematic evolution can be described by a linear or logarithmic formula, we found that the coefficients of this dependence can be determined accurately and decoupled from cosmological models. Systematic evolution as large as 0.15 mag and 0.45 mag out to z = 5 can be robustly separated from popular cosmological models for linear and logarithmic evolution, respectively. The VHZ SNe Ia will lay the foundation for quantifying the systematic redshift evolution of SN Ia luminosity distance scales. When combined with SN Ia surveys at comparatively lower redshifts, the VHZ SNe Ia allow for the precise measurement of the history of the expansion of the universe from z 0 to the epoch approaching reionization.

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author list (cited authors)

  • Lu, J., Wang, L., Chen, X., Rubin, D., Perlmutter, S., Baade, D., ... Koekemoer, A. M.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Lu, Jia||Wang, Lifan||Chen, Xingzhuo||Rubin, David||Perlmutter, Saul||Baade, Dietrich||Mould, Jeremy||Vinko, Jozsef||Regos, Eniko||Koekemoer, Anton M

publication date

  • December 2022