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Title: Dark Energy. What the ...?

Abstract

What is the Universe made of? This question has been asked as long as humans have been questioning, and astronomers and physicists are finally converging on an answer. The picture which has emerged from numerous complementary observations over the past decade is a surprising one: most of the matter in the Universe isn't visible, and most of the Universe isn't even made of matter. In this talk, I will explain what the rest of this stuff, known as 'Dark Energy' is, how it is related to the so-called 'Dark Matter', how it impacts the evolution of the Universe, and how we can study the dark universe using observations of light from current and future telescopes.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States); Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Kavli Inst. for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology (KIPAC)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Science (SC)
OSTI Identifier:
1014050
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Resource Relation:
Conference: SLAC Public Lecture Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on October 30, 2007
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
72 PHYSICS OF ELEMENTARY PARTICLES AND FIELDS; 79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; FERMILAB ACCELERATOR; STANFORD LINEAR ACCELERATOR CENTER; TELESCOPES; UNIVERSE; NONLUMINOUS MATTER; SLAC; DARK MATTER; DARK ENERGY; EVOLUTION OF THE UNIVERSE; EXPANSION; CLUMPING; VACUUM ENERGY

Citation Formats

Wechsler, Risa. Dark Energy. What the ...?. United States: N. p., 2007. Web.
Wechsler, Risa. Dark Energy. What the ...?. United States.
Wechsler, Risa. Tue . "Dark Energy. What the ...?". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1014050.
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