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Accurately measuring the dark universe

24 August 2017

The theory that dark matter and dark energy make up most of the cosmos has been confirmed by extremely accurate measurements from the Dark Energy Survey (DES) collaboration, involving UCL Physics &Astronomy scientists. Please see:


Among the 10 papers released is the Key Paper, summarising the combined analysis, which can be found on arXiv:1708.01530

For additional information see:

- The Fermilab Press Release:


The STFC press release on behalf of DES:UK:


Media coverage has included:

- BBC Science news pages:


- BBC World Service’s ‘Newsday’ (audio, 3 min):


and reports in Nature, Science and other magazines.

For further information please contact Ofer Lahav (o.lahav@ucl.ac.uk)

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