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Astrophysics Luncheon Seminar

Spatial Curvature, Dark Energy Dynamics, Neither, or Both?
Presented by Bharat Ratra
Kansas State University

Monday, January 14, 2019
12:00 noon in 169-336

Experiments and observations over the last two decades have persuaded cosmologists that (as yet undetected) dark energy is by far the main component of the energy budget of the current universe. I review a few simple dark energy models and compare their predictions to observational data, to derive dark energy model-parameter constraints and to test consistency of different data sets. I conclude with a list of open cosmological questions.

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