Mario Hamuy – Cosmology from type II supernovae


“Cosmology from type II supernovae”

Mario Hamuy

Universidad de Chile

Understanding the nature of dark energy arguably constitutes one of the most important current scientific questions and entails a formidable theoretical, observational, and statistical challenge. The answer to this question will require a coordinated effort involving different techniques, each one with its own merits and systematics. Thus, it will be important to identify as many independent observational methods. Here I present novel methods to measure luminosity distances based on Type II SN, particularly those involving solely photometric information, as will be the case of future massive wide field surveys.


Seminar Room Institute of Astronomy


Friday November 20th 2015