Cosmologists Receive $2.5M Award for Survey to Study Dark Energy

October 21, 2019

Cosmologists Receive $2.5M Award for Survey to Study Dark Energy

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Paul Martini, Professor of Astronomy, and Klaus Honscheid, Professor of Physics, have received a $2.5M award from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory to support operation of the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI). DESI is a major new cosmological survey that will measure over 35 million galaxies and quasars to probe the mystery of cosmic acceleration. This award will support scientists at Ohio State who will help conduct the survey and analyze the results. Honscheid and Martini are art of the Center for Cosmology and Astroparticle Physics (CCAPP). The DESI project is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy.