July 29, 2019 to August 2, 2019
Northeastern University
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Current Status of the DESI Focal Plane System

Jul 30, 2019, 3:00 PM
West Village G 108 (Northeastern University)

West Village G 108

Northeastern University

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Duan Yutong (Boston University & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)


The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) is a Stage IV dark energy experiment under construction to measure the expansion history of the Universe using baryon acoustic oscillations (BAO) and the growth of structure using redshift-space distortions (RSD). With 5000 robotically-actuated fibre positioners, the 5-year redshift survey will map 35 million galaxies and quasars and place new constraints on many cosmological parameters concerning dark energy, modified gravity, inflation, and neutrinos. I will describe and provide a status update on the DESI focal plane system, which has been built at multiple institutions, integrated at LBNL, and is ready for final installation at Kitt Peak National Observatory (KPNO).

Primary author

Duan Yutong (Boston University & Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory)

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