The Transient Universe: Cosmic Explosions and Dark Energy

Series: 
Astronomy Unit Seminars
Speaker: 
Dr Mark Sullivan (U. Southampton)
Host: 
Will Sutherland
Date: 
November 7th, 2014 at 14:30
Room: 
GO Jones Room 610
Abstract: 

Type Ia Supernovae (SNe Ia) provide our most mature probe of dark energy. I will present the latest dark energy constraints from the Supernova Legacy Survey, including new astrophysical effects in the SN Ia population that are refining their use as cosmological probes. I will then show recent results from the next generation of local transient surveys, including details of new constraints on SN Ia progenitors.

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