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DES studies dark energy through its impact on the abundance of galaxy clusters, gravitational lensing, supernovae and detections of large-scale correlations between galaxies. 

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Presented by Justin Myles. As the universe expanded from the Big Bang, regions where the density of matter was higher than average grew into...

illustration of a tug of war in the universe
Public Lecture Poster
Public Lecture poster: picture of the universe
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From the invisible world of elementary particles to the mysteries of the cosmos, recipients of this prestigious award for early career scientists explore nature...

Panofsky fellows
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An analysis of the first three years of Dark Energy Survey data is consistent with predictions from the current best model of the universe...

An observatory bathed in red light against a starry night sky
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For the first time, DES scientists can combine measurements of the distribution of matter, galaxies, and galaxy clusters to advance our understanding of dark...

A map of the sky showing the density of galaxy clusters, galaxies and matter
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Observations of dwarf galaxies around the Milky Way have yielded simultaneous constraints on three popular theories of dark matter.

simulations of distribution of dark matter around a galaxy
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Just like we orbit the sun and the moon orbits us, the Milky Way has satellite galaxies with their own satellites. Drawing from data...

Dark matter forms into clumps, where galaxies and satellite galaxies form.
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Matching up maps of matter and light from the Dark Energy Survey and Fermi Gamma-ray Space Telescope may help astrophysicists understand what causes a...

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His work aims to deepen our understanding of dark matter, dark energy and other secrets of the universe.

Photo of Panofsky fellow Daniel Gruen
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Scientists, including researchers at SLAC, have only just begun to study the remarkably detailed map they created of a portion of the sky.

DES End of Observations
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The astrophysicist is recognized for her leadership, mentorship and innovative work in understanding how galaxies form.

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The Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors have announced their first observation of a binary neutron star coalescence.