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Data on 400 million astronomical objects released

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey (DES), which includes UCL Astrophysics Group (P&A) researchers, announce their first three years of data including information on about 400 million astronomical objects such as distant galaxies billions of light years away as well as stars in our own galaxy. More...

Illustration of two merging neutron stars

Catching the first light from a gravitational wave event

Light and gravitational waves produced by the same event – a pair of neutron stars exploding – have been detected for the first time by a huge international collaboration involving UCL researchers.  More...

DES full map

Accurately measuring the dark universe

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 scientists. More...

Why is the universe speeding up?

The Dark Energy Survey aims to answer that question, and UCL has been heavily involved in the DES instrumentation and science for over a decade. More...

This is the first Dark Energy Survey map to trace the detailed distribution of dark matter across a large area of sky. Credit: DES

Mapping the cosmos: Dark Energy Survey creates detailed guide to spotting dark matter

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos. 

Left to right: Antonella Palmese, Dr Stéphanie Jouvel, Dr Hiranya Peiris, Lucinda Clerkin. The backdrop is the John Flaxman Gallery under the dome of UCL’s main library, overlaid with the CCD mosaic pattern of the DECam footprint. Credit: Boris Leistedt

Women of the Dark Energy Survey @ UCL

In honour of International Women’s Day, DES member Dr Hiranya Peiris has posted a blog about some of the UCL women who work on the Dark Energy Survey and what most excites them about their research on DES. More...

Other DES Media coverage

Prof. Ofer Lahav, head of the Dark Energy Survey science programme, discusses the rapidly expanding universe and the future of dark-energy research in an interview for The Economist, 21 Feb 2012.

UCL's optics and science work on the Dark Energy Survey featured on the Today Programme of BBC Radio 4 on Saturday 29 Oct 2011.

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DES@UCL - Home Aerial photo of CTIO. Credit: Fermilab Planck Cosmic Pie Chart. Credit: ESA/Planck LSS

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