Physics & Astronomy - Cosmology Seminar - Dr. Elisabeth Krause, Stanford/SLAC

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Physics & Astronomy - Cosmology Seminar - Dr. Elisabeth Krause, Stanford/SLAC

Title: "Cosmology Results From the Dark Energy Survey Year 1"

Thursday, October 19, 2017
1:15pm-2:15pm
Wilder 202
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Abstract: This talk presents cosmology constraints from a combined analysis of galaxy clustering and weak gravitational lensing, using 1321 deg2 of griz imaging data from the first year of the Dark Energy Survey (DES Y1). The analysis combines (i) the cosmic shear correlation function of 26 million source galaxies in four redshift bins, (ii) the galaxy angular autocorrelation function of 650,000 luminous red galaxies in five redshift bins, and (iii) the galaxy-shear cross-correlation of luminous red galaxy positions and source galaxy shears. These three measurements yield consistent cosmological results, and provide constraints on the amplitude of density fluctuations (S8 = 0.794+0.029-0.027) and dark energy equation of state (w = -0.80+0.20-0.22) that are competitive with those from Planck cosmic microwave background measurements.

I will describe the validation of measurements and modeling from catalogs to cosmology, and highlight cosmology constraints from the combination of DES Y1 with external data sets.
Based on DES Collaboration 2017 (1708.01530) and supporting papers.

For more information, contact:
Tressena Manning
603-646-2854

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