21-22 June 2007
Sala de seminarios "Ignacio Chavez " UNAM
Mexico/General timezone
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Sala de seminarios "Ignacio Chavez " UNAM

Dark Energy Survey


  • Dr. Juan ESTRADA

Primary authors

Abstract content

The Dark Energy Survey (DES) is a new project designed to measure the dark energy equation of state parameter, w, with four complementary techniques: galaxy cluster counts, weak lensing, angular power spectrum and Type Ia supernovae. DES consists on a wide field optical survey of the southern sky with a new instrument to be installed on the Blanco 4-m telescope at CTIO. We present an overview of the DES science forecast and a description of the new instrument.