Institute of Astronomy

The Dark Energy Survey: Exploring the dark sides of the cosmos with the world's largest digital camera

SpeakerTalk DateWeekly Handout
Bjoern Soergel3 February 2016
Additional Information
Group:Westminster College
Number of Visitors:210

Talk Summary

Our current cosmological standard model is remarkably successful in describing our Universe, but it relies on two big unknowns: Dark Matter and Dark Energy, which together make up around 95% of the content of the Universe. I will explain what Dark Matter and Dark Energy are, and how they compete to shape the history and future of the Universe. The Dark Energy Survey uses the world's most powerful digital camera to unravel their mysteries.


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