The WiggleZ dark energy survey

Blake, Chris, Brough, Sarah, Couch, Warrick, Glazebrook, Karl, Poole, Greg, Davis, Tamara, Drinkwater, Michael, Jurek, Russell, Pimbblet, Kevin, Colless, Matthew, Sharp, Rob, Croom, Scott, Pracy, Michael, Woods, David, Madore, Barry, Martin, Chris and Wyder, Ted (2008) The WiggleZ dark energy survey. Astronomy & Geophysics, 49 5: 5.19-5.24. doi:10.1111/j.1468-4004.2008.49519.x

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Author Blake, Chris
Brough, Sarah
Couch, Warrick
Glazebrook, Karl
Poole, Greg
Davis, Tamara
Drinkwater, Michael
Jurek, Russell
Pimbblet, Kevin
Colless, Matthew
Sharp, Rob
Croom, Scott
Pracy, Michael
Woods, David
Madore, Barry
Martin, Chris
Wyder, Ted
Title The WiggleZ dark energy survey
Journal name Astronomy & Geophysics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1366-8781
1468-4004
Publication date 2008-10-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1468-4004.2008.49519.x
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Volume 49
Issue 5
Start page 5.19
End page 5.24
Total pages 6
Place of publication Bristol, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell Publishing
Language eng
Abstract The accelerating expansion of the universe, attributed to "dark energy", has no accepted theoretical explanation. The origin of this phenomenon unambiguously implicates new physics via a novel form of matter exerting negative pressure or an alteration to Einstein's general relativity. These profound consequences have inspired a new generation of cosmological surveys that will measure the influence of dark energy using various techniques. One of the forerunners is the WiggleZ Survey at the Anglo-Australian Telescope, a new large-scale high-redshift galaxy survey that is now 50% complete and scheduled to finish in 2010. The WiggleZ project is aiming to map the cosmic expansion history using delicate features in the galaxy clustering pattern imprinted 13.7 billion years ago. In this article we outline the survey design and context, and predict the science highlights.
Keyword Cosmological constant
Redshift survey
Oscillations
Supernovae
Universe
WiggleZ Survey
Anglo-Australian Telescope
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