Roberto Dale (University Miguel Hernandez of Elche) and Diego Sáez (University of Valencia).
Abstract. The cosmic microwave background (CMB) anisotropies predicted by two cosmological models are compared, one of them is the standard model of general relativity with cold dark matter and cosmological constant, whereas the second model is based on a consistent vector-tensor theory of gravitation explaining solar system and cosmological observations. It is proved that the resulting differences — between the anisotropies of both models — are due to the so-called late integrated Sachs–Wolfe effect and, consequently, cross-correlations between maps of CMB temperatures and tracers of the dark matter distribution could be used in future to select one of the above models. The role of reionization is analyzed in detail.
Keywords. Modified theories of gravity; cosmology; late integrated Sachs-Wolfe.