"Status of the Dark Energy Survey" by Elizabeth Buckley-Geer (Fermilab)

Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 4:00pm to 5:00pm
Physics and Astronomy Colloquium

Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 pm

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Reception from 3:30-4:00 p.m.
(unless otherwise posted)


Guest Speaker: Elizabeth Buckley-Geer (Fermilab)

Talk Title:  “Status of the Dark Energy Survey”


The Dark Energy Survey is probing the origin of cosmic acceleration and the nature of dark energy by carrying out two interleaved, multi-band imaging surveys using the 570-megapixel Dark Energy Camera built by the collaboration for the NOAO Blanco 4-meter telescope at CTIO. The survey began in August 2013 and has completed three of its five 105-night observing seasons, including grizY imaging of 5000 square degrees and time-domain griz imaging of 30 sq. deg. with a 6-night cadence. I will describe the status of the survey and highlight some of the science results. 


For more information, contact Jay Hauser


We thank the following people for their contributions to the wine fund for the post-colloquium reception:
Prof. Dolores Bozovic, Prof. Mike Cornwall, Prof. Bob Cousins, Prof. Andrea Ghez, Prof. Karoly Holczer, Prof. Eric Hudson, Robert Huff, Prof. Alex Kusenko, Prof. Myank Mehta, Prof. John Miao, Prof. Roberto Peccei, Prof. Claudio Pellegrini, Prof. David Saltzberg, Prof. Jean Turner and Prof. Ben Zuckerman.

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