Colloquium - Shirley Ho (Carnegie Mellon University) - How to Learn to Love the BOSS

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Shirley Ho
April 28, 2015
4:00PM - 5:00PM
Location
1080 Physics Research Building - Smith Seminar Room - reception at 3:45 pm in the Atrium

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Add to Calendar 2015-04-28 16:00:00 2015-04-28 17:00:00 Colloquium - Shirley Ho (Carnegie Mellon University) - How to Learn to Love the BOSS

Baryon Oscillations Spectroscopic Survey have just finished surveying 10,000 square degrees, containing over 1 million galaxies within the redshift range of 0.2<z<0.7. I will discuss some of the most recent results from BOSS and other surveys including the 1% measurement of BAO at z=0.57 from BOSS and constraints on gravity using all of the currently available redshift space distortions measurements from BOSS and other surveys. I will also introduce new probes from large scale structure which will help us learn more about gravity and galaxy environment. 

I will finally put all of this into the context of current and upcoming surveys including Sloan Digital Sky Survey 4, Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and WFIRST-AFTA. 

1080 Physics Research Building - Smith Seminar Room - reception at 3:45 pm in the Atrium Department of Physics physics@osu.edu America/New_York public
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Baryon Oscillations Spectroscopic Survey have just finished surveying 10,000 square degrees, containing over 1 million galaxies within the redshift range of 0.2<z<0.7. I will discuss some of the most recent results from BOSS and other surveys including the 1% measurement of BAO at z=0.57 from BOSS and constraints on gravity using all of the currently available redshift space distortions measurements from BOSS and other surveys. I will also introduce new probes from large scale structure which will help us learn more about gravity and galaxy environment. 

I will finally put all of this into the context of current and upcoming surveys including Sloan Digital Sky Survey 4, Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope and WFIRST-AFTA.