Dept Professors Featured in the Salt Lake Tribune article on the latest cosmology measurements from BOSS

Two department professors, Adam Bolton & Kyle Dawson, (pictured at left) are featured in the Salt Lake Tribune article on the latest cosmology measurements from SDSS-III's Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS). Part of the article is reprinted below. Read the full article at the Salt Lake Tribune here.

 

Researchers Get Most Accurate Measure of the Universe

Dark energy » The new understanding likely will shed light on the mysterious force that is expanding the universe.

By Sheena McFarland The Salt Lake Tribune First Published Jan 08 2014 06:18 pm MDT

"Astronomers have defined the scale of the universe to within 1 percent accuracy, allowing them to better understand the enigmatic nature of dark energy and its ability to accelerate the expansion of the cosmos.

The Baryon Oscillation Spectroscopic Survey (BOSS) Collaboration is the largest program in the Sloan Digital Sky Survey-III, and researchers from the University of Utah contributed to its findings. The new measurement allows for a much more accurate picture of the universe and how it’s expanding."

Read the full article at the Salt Lake Tribune here.

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