JENAM Symposium: The standard cosmological models - successes ,and challenges

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Sarah Bridle
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JENAM Symposium: The standard cosmological models - successe

Post by Sarah Bridle » February 12 2009

The European Week of Astronomy and Space Science incorporating RAS NAM and EAS JENAM will be held from 20 to 23 April 2009 at the University of Hertfordshire
Symposium 2: The standard cosmological models - successes and challenges runs from Monday 20th 11am until 3.30pm Tuesday 21st. Abstract below.

Registration is now open, and you are welcome to submit abstracts for oral and poster contributions ... entid=1329

We look forward to seeing you at JENAM in April,
Sarah Bridle, Tom Shanks, Ofer Lahav, Alexandre Refregier, Bruno Leibundgut and Matt Jarvis (organising committee of symposium 2)

-- Symposium abstract

Our universe appears to be mostly made up of two mysterious substances: dark matter and dark energy. This symposium will focus on finding out more about these components, including alternative explanations of the data. We will discuss probes of the geometry and growth of structure in the universe including type Ia supernovae, baryon acoustic oscillations, redshift space distortions, cosmic shear and cluster counts. Both the statistical power and potential systematic limitations of different approaches will be considered. We will conclude with an overview of current and future observational surveys.

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