DESI Opens It’s 5,000 Eyes to Capture the Colors of the Cosmos! Full press release here
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI)
The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) will measure the effect of dark energy on the expansion of the universe. It will obtain optical spectra for tens of millions of galaxies and quasars, constructing a 3D map spanning the nearby universe to 11 billion light years.
The DESI Survey will be conducted on the Mayall 4-meter telescope at Kitt Peak National Observatory starting in 2019. DESI is supported by the Department of Energy Office of Science to perform this Stage IV dark energy measurement using baryon acoustic oscillations and other techniques that rely on spectroscopic measurements.
We learned this morning that James Peebles, Michel Mayor and Didier Queloz are sharing this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics! The first half of the prize was awarded to James Peebles “for theoretical discoveries in physical cosmology”. Peebles is very well known in our community for his work on the CMB, large-scale structure, dark matter, […]
DESI Opens Its 5,000 Eyes to Capture the Colors of the Cosmos
– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 10/28/2019
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– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 4/3/2019
Topping Off a Telescope with New Tools to Explore Dark Energy
– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 12/4/2018
VIDEO: 5,000 Robots Merge to Map the Universe in 3D
– Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 10/17/2018