Disque Hall 919, 32 South 32nd Street Philadelphia, PA 19104
Physics Colloquium: Supernova Cosmology with the Dark Energy Survey
Thursday, April 10, 2014
3:30 PM-4:30 PM
Masao Sako, PhD, associate professor, University of Pennsylvania
Distance measurements using explosions of white dwarfs have played a central role in modern cosmology, leading to the remarkable discovery that the universe is presently going through an accelerated expansion. Despite more than a decade of extensive observational and theoretical efforts, the physical origin of this acceleration remains a complete mystery. Masao Sako, PhD, will discuss the observational progress made over the past several years and advances that will be made by the Dark Energy Survey (DES).
Associate Professor Gordon Richards, PhD