cosmology

A winning map

The Fundamental Physics Prize recognizes WMAP’s contributions to precision cosmology.

From SpaceRip, Oct. 27, 2017: In this 7-minute video featuring photography and animated simulations of outer space, Dark Energy Survey Director Josh Frieman talks about DES and the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and how these surveys will help us understand dark energy.

At the 2017 APS Division of Particles and Fields meeting at Fermilab, Stanford scientist Daniel Gruen reported the year-one results from the Dark Energy Survey, including the most accurate measurement ever made of the present large-scale structure of the universe. You can view a video of Gruen’s talk, which is now available online.

From BBC News, Aug. 3, 2017: Dark Energy Survey researchers have released the most accurate map ever produced of the dark matter in our universe.