Studying Dark Energy with Supernovae

Marek Kowalski (Bonn)
DESY auditorium, 17:00h

The use of Type Ia Supernovae as cosmic standard candles pose still perhaps the most direct way to probe the Cosmic acceleration history. I will review the present status of Supernova cosmology as well as other cosmological probes. Then I will focus on what current observations can tell us about the properties of Dark Energy, i.e. our (in-)ability to distinguish dark energy models from cosmological constant. In the last part I will give an outlook at what to expect from future surveys.

application/pdf Transparencies (11.7 MB)