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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.

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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; ACCELERATION; ELEMENTARY PARTICLES; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; PHYSICS; UNIVERSE; Astrophysics

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Albrecht, Andreas, /UC, Davis, Bernstein, Gary, /Pennsylvania U., Cahn, Robert, /LBL, Berkeley, Freedman, Wendy L., /Carnegie Inst. Observ., Hewitt, Jacqueline, /MIT, Hu, Wayne, /KICP, Chicago, Huth, John, /Harvard U., Kamionkowski, Marc, /Caltech, Kolb, Edward W., /Fermilab /Chicago U., Astron. Astrophys. Ctr., Knox, Lloyd, /UC, Davis, Mather, John C., /NASA, Goddard /Princeton U., and. Report of the Dark Energy Task Force. United States: N. p., 2006. Web. doi:10.2172/897600.
Albrecht, Andreas, /UC, Davis, Bernstein, Gary, /Pennsylvania U., Cahn, Robert, /LBL, Berkeley, Freedman, Wendy L., /Carnegie Inst. Observ., Hewitt, Jacqueline, /MIT, Hu, Wayne, /KICP, Chicago, Huth, John, /Harvard U., Kamionkowski, Marc, /Caltech, Kolb, Edward W., /Fermilab /Chicago U., Astron. Astrophys. Ctr., Knox, Lloyd, /UC, Davis, Mather, John C., /NASA, Goddard /Princeton U., &. Report of the Dark Energy Task Force. United States. doi:10.2172/897600.
Albrecht, Andreas, /UC, Davis, Bernstein, Gary, /Pennsylvania U., Cahn, Robert, /LBL, Berkeley, Freedman, Wendy L., /Carnegie Inst. Observ., Hewitt, Jacqueline, /MIT, Hu, Wayne, /KICP, Chicago, Huth, John, /Harvard U., Kamionkowski, Marc, /Caltech, Kolb, Edward W., /Fermilab /Chicago U., Astron. Astrophys. Ctr., Knox, Lloyd, /UC, Davis, Mather, John C., /NASA, Goddard /Princeton U., and. 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 /UC, Davis and Bernstein, Gary and /Pennsylvania U. and Cahn, Robert and /LBL, Berkeley and Freedman, Wendy L. and /Carnegie Inst. Observ. and Hewitt, Jacqueline and /MIT and Hu, Wayne and /KICP, Chicago and Huth, John and /Harvard U. and Kamionkowski, Marc and /Caltech and Kolb, Edward W. and /Fermilab /Chicago U., Astron. Astrophys. Ctr. and Knox, Lloyd and /UC, Davis and Mather, John C. and /NASA, Goddard /Princeton U. and },
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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