Shedding Light on the Dark Side of the Universe with SNAP

Prof. David Gerdes

University of Michigan

The recent discovery of the accelerating universe, driven by a mysterious "dark energy," poses a direct and exciting challenge to physicists. I will describe our current understanding of the standard cosmology, and discuss how the proposed Supernova/Acceleration Probe (SNAP) can help us understand the nature of the dark energy and other large-scale properties of the universe.

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