Galaxy Clustering in the SDSS Redshift Survey
Idit Zehavi (University of Arizona)
The ongoing Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS) is providing a wealth
of information enabling extensive large-scale structure studies.
I will present recent measurements of galaxy clustering with the
SDSS redshift survey, using a sample of about 200,000 galaxies,
concentrating on the two-point correlation function. The SDSS is
particularly suitable for investigating the dependence of clustering
on galaxy properties, and we focus on the dependence on color and on
luminosity. We interpret the measurements using contemporary models
of galaxy clustering, which help to elucidate the features of the
observed correlation functions and provide insights on galaxy formation
and the relation of galaxies and dark matter.