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April 6, 2021
News Feature
For the first time, DES scientists can combine measurements of the distribution of matter, galaxies, and galaxy clusters to advance our understanding of dark energy.
November 25, 2020
News Feature
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Cui was honored for his work on materials chemistry for energy and the environment, and Wechsler for scientific contributions and leadership of large programs in cosmology.
Portraits of Yi Cui and Risa Wechsler
November 16, 2020
News Feature
SLAC cosmologists are using multiple images of the same quasars, produced by massive galaxies’ gravitational pull, to calibrate cosmic distances. Their work may help resolve long-standing debates about how quickly the universe is expanding.
Light from a distant quasar bends around a galaxy, creating four images of the quasar.
October 13, 2020
Symmetry
Rubin Observatory will bring new capabilities to the studies of dark matter and dark energy.
September 30, 2020
News Feature
Daniel Ratner, head of SLAC’s machine learning initiative, explains the lab’s unique opportunities to advance scientific discovery through machine learning.
Daniel Ratner
September 8, 2020
Press Release
The camera will explore cosmic mysteries as part of the Rubin Observatory’s Legacy Survey of Space and Time.
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August 25, 2020
News Feature
Their work uses machine learning to transform the way scientists tune particle accelerators for experiments and solve longstanding mysteries in astrophysics and cosmology.
Portraits of Auralee Edelen and Kimmy Wu
August 5, 2020
News Feature
Researchers developed a way to measure the basic properties of matter at the highest pressures thus far achieved in a controlled laboratory experiment.
White dwarf
August 4, 2020
News Feature
Observations of dwarf galaxies around the Milky Way have yielded simultaneous constraints on three popular theories of dark matter.
July 2, 2020
News Feature
New research could offer insights into the formation of planets like Earth and inform the design of more resilient materials.
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