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Title: Mapping the Heavens: Probing Cosmology with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey

This talk will provide an overview of results from the on-going Sloan Digital Sky Survey (SDSS), the most ambitious mapping of the Universe yet undertaken, focusing on those with implications for cosmmore »ology. It will include a virtual fly-through of the survey that reveals the 3-dimensional large-scale structure of the galaxy distribution. Recent measurements of this large-scale structure, in combination with observations of the cosmic microwave background, have provided independent evidence for a Universe dominated by dark matter and dark energy as well as insights into how galaxies and larger-scale structures formed. I will also describe early results from the SDSS Supernova Survey, which aims to provide more precise constraints on the nature of dark energy. Future planned surveys from the ground and from space will build on these foundations to probe the history of the cosmic expansion--and thereby the dark energy--with even greater precision.« less
Title: Mapping the Heavens: Probing Cosmology with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Publication Date: 2006-12-04
OSTI Identifier: 987364
DOE Contract Number: AC02-76SF00515
Other Number(s): Other: Mapping the Heavens Probing Cosmology with the Sloan Digital Sky Survey
Resource Type: Multimedia
Specific Type: Multimedia Presentation
Resource Relation: Conference: SLAC Colloquium Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on December 04, 2006
Research Org: SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Publisher: Science Videos from the SLAC Colloquium Series
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:09:07
System Entry Date: 2017-12-22