DESSN workshop
July 15-19, 2013 @ Chicago, IL

The KICP at the University of Chicago will host a week-long workshop dedicated to the Supernova program within the Dark Energy Survey (DES). Since the first DES season starts in September 2013, this workshop will be the final gathering of collaboration-wide expertise to prepare the SN-search software pipelines that run at both NCSA and at Fermilab.

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Goal of the Supernova hubHigh redshift observations of Type Ia Supernovae (SN) provided the first convincing evidence for the existence of Dark Energy (DE). These observations remain one of the most useful tools for constraining cosmological parameters. Despite numerous advances in observational and theoretical techniques towards understanding Type Ia SN, there remain many potential systematic uncertainties that can limit the cosmological precision obtainable from SN surveys. These systematic uncertainties have become the limiting factor in SN constraints on DE. It is the goal of the Supernova Hub to carry out a research program to understand and reduce these potential systematic errors, thereby improving SN as cosmological probes.
 
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July 15 - 19, 2013
DESSN workshop