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Astrophysics, Gravitation and Cosmology Seminar: "Mapping the Cosmos with the Dark Energy Survey"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Department of Physics
Location
276 Loomis
Date
Sep 20, 2017   12:00 pm  
Speaker
Chihway Chang, University of Chicago
Contact
Milton Ruiz
E-Mail
ruizm@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Physics - Astrophysics, Gravitation, and Cosmology Seminar

The first year data from the Dark Energy Survey (DES Y1) provides the most powerful optical survey dataset to date. In this talk I will first give an overall summary of the cosmology results from the DES Y1 dataset combining galaxy clustering and weak gravitational lensing. Next, I will describe our work in generating and testing the wide-field weak lensing mass maps from the galaxy shape measurements and some exciting applications for the maps. I will end with thoughts on how weak lensing could also inform us on various topics of galaxy formation, which is essential for completing the story behind the Universe we see today. 

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