Travel to CTIO for Dark Energy Survey observing run

Lead Research Organisation: University of Portsmouth
Department Name: Institute of Cosmology and Gravitation

Abstract

Perform observations for the Dark Energy Survey which is a 525night project to study the properties of dark energy using a new camera (DECam) on the Blanco 4m telescope at CTIO (see www.darkenergysurvey.org)

Publications


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Davies L (2013) Detecting massive galaxies at high redshift using the Dark Energy Survey in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
Sanchez C (2014) Photometric redshift analysis in the Dark Energy Survey Science Verification data in Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society
 
Description Research at the ICG has helped understand the formation and evolution of the universe. This information is important to advance our understand of fundamental physics as well as being of great interest and fascination by the general public.
Exploitation Route Research at ICG is published in peer-reviewed journals and have received significant citations over the last decade. Researchers at the ICG are some of the highest cited astrophysicists and cosmologists in the UK, showing their work is used and influential (mainly by other academics in our field of research)
Sectors Creative Economy,Digital/Communication/Information Technologies (including Software),Education,Leisure Activities, including Sports, Recreation and Tourism,Culture, Heritage, Museums and Collections
URL http://darkenergydetectives.org
 
Description Research at the ICG has helped understand the formation and evolution of the universe. This information is important to advance our understand of fundamental physics as well as being of great interest and fascination by the general public.
First Year Of Impact 2013
Sector Education
Impact Types Cultural,Societal
 
Description DES 
Organisation Dark Energy Survey (DES)
Country Global 
Sector Charity/Non Profit 
PI Contribution Scientific leadership and guidance, preparation of scientific simulations and preparations, organisation of meetings and events
Collaborator Contribution Access to proprietary data and scientific collaboration
Impact Scientific publications (see publication list)
Start Year 2006