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Title: Report of the Dark Energy Task Force

Abstract

Dark energy appears to be the dominant component of the physical Universe, yet there is no persuasive theoretical explanation for its existence or magnitude. The acceleration of the Universe is, along with dark matter, the observed phenomenon that most directly demonstrates that our theories of fundamental particles and gravity are either incorrect or incomplete. Most experts believe that nothing short of a revolution in our understanding of fundamental physics will be required to achieve a full understanding of the cosmic acceleration. For these reasons, the nature of dark energy ranks among the very most compelling of all outstanding problems in physical science. These circumstances demand an ambitious observational program to determine the dark energy properties as well as possible.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [5];  [6];  [7];  [8];  [9];  [1];  [10];  [11];  [12]
  1. Univ. of California, Davis, CA (United States)
  2. Univ. of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA (United States)
  3. Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
  4. Carnegie Inst. of Washington, Washington, DC (United States). Observatories
  5. Massachusetts Inst. of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA (United States)
  6. Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States). Kavli Inst. for Cosmological Physics (KICP)
  7. Harvard Univ., Cambridge, MA (United States)
  8. California Inst. of Technology (CalTech), Pasadena, CA (United States)
  9. Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States); Univ. of Chicago, IL (United States). Astronomy Astrophysics Center
  10. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD (United States)
  11. Princeton Univ., NJ (United States)
  12. Texas A & M Univ., College Station, TX (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Fermi National Accelerator Lab. (FNAL), Batavia, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
897600
Report Number(s):
FERMILAB-FN-0793-A
arXiv eprint number astro-ph/0609591; TRN: US1106001
DOE Contract Number:  
AC02-07CH11359
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
71 CLASSICAL AND QUANTUM MECHANICS, GENERAL PHYSICS; 72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; ACCELERATION; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PHYSICS; UNIVERSE; Astrophysics

Citation Formats

Albrecht, Andreas, Bernstein, Gary, Cahn, Robert, Freedman, Wendy L., Hewitt, Jacqueline, Hu, Wayne, Huth, John, Kamionkowski, Marc, Kolb, Edward W., Knox, Lloyd, Mather, John C., Staggs, Suzanne, and Suntzeff, Nicholas B. Report of the Dark Energy Task Force. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/897600.
Albrecht, Andreas, Bernstein, Gary, Cahn, Robert, Freedman, Wendy L., Hewitt, Jacqueline, Hu, Wayne, Huth, John, Kamionkowski, Marc, Kolb, Edward W., Knox, Lloyd, Mather, John C., Staggs, Suzanne, & Suntzeff, Nicholas B. Report of the Dark Energy Task Force. United States. doi:10.2172/897600.
Albrecht, Andreas, Bernstein, Gary, Cahn, Robert, Freedman, Wendy L., Hewitt, Jacqueline, Hu, Wayne, Huth, John, Kamionkowski, Marc, Kolb, Edward W., Knox, Lloyd, Mather, John C., Staggs, Suzanne, and Suntzeff, Nicholas B. Fri . "Report of the Dark Energy Task Force". United States. doi:10.2172/897600. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/897600.
@article{osti_897600,
title = {Report of the Dark Energy Task Force},
author = {Albrecht, Andreas and Bernstein, Gary and Cahn, Robert and Freedman, Wendy L. and Hewitt, Jacqueline and Hu, Wayne and Huth, John and Kamionkowski, Marc and Kolb, Edward W. and Knox, Lloyd and Mather, John C. and Staggs, Suzanne and Suntzeff, Nicholas B.},
abstractNote = {Dark energy appears to be the dominant component of the physical Universe, yet there is no persuasive theoretical explanation for its existence or magnitude. The acceleration of the Universe is, along with dark matter, the observed phenomenon that most directly demonstrates that our theories of fundamental particles and gravity are either incorrect or incomplete. Most experts believe that nothing short of a revolution in our understanding of fundamental physics will be required to achieve a full understanding of the cosmic acceleration. For these reasons, the nature of dark energy ranks among the very most compelling of all outstanding problems in physical science. These circumstances demand an ambitious observational program to determine the dark energy properties as well as possible.},
doi = {10.2172/897600},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2006},
month = {Fri Sep 01 00:00:00 EDT 2006}
}

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