05-02-2010: Colloquium Marek Kowalski

15 - 01 - 2010

Friday 5 February 2010, 11:00h, at H331

Speaker: Marek Kowalski (Bonn university)

Title: "Dark Energy with Supernovae"


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.