Physics Colloquium: The Dark Energy Survey and Beyond
Prof. Ofer Lahav, University College London
After reviewing the status of the cosmological model post Planck and other surveys, the talk will focus on the international Dark Energy Survey (DES). DES observations are already underway, aiming to map 300 million galaxies which will be used via multiple methods (galaxy clustering, clusters, weak lensing and supernovae) to quantify the enigmatic Dark Energy and alternative models. Other science goals (e.g. neutrino mass) and future surveys (e.g. DESI, Euclid, LSST) will also be discussed.
Event Organiser: Prof. Alexander Gerber