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Astrophysics Colloquium

New Probes of Dark Energy
Presented by Eric Linder -- Host: Olivier Dore
Berkeley Center for Cosmological Physics , Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, U.C. Berkeley, and the Institute for the Early Universe, Ewha Womans University

Thursday, February 7, 2013
4:00 P.M. in 169-336

Abstract
To reveal the physics behind the acceleration of the universe we need to measure not only the dynamics of dark energy, but explore its persistence and degrees of freedom. Adding to a strong program of cosmological observations, three new probes are developing rapidly. I discuss the prospects from lensing of the cosmic microwave background, strong lensing time delays, and high redshift galaxy cluster abundances.


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