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The South Pole Telescope: Unraveling the Mystery of Dark Energy

Christian L Reichardt, Tijmen de Haan, Lindsey E Bleem, S Chang (ed.), K Choi (ed.), SP Kim (ed.)

PROCEEDINGS OF THE 12TH INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON COSMOLOGY AND PARTICLE ASTROPHYSICS (COSPA 2015) | WORLD SCIENTIFIC PUBL CO PTE LTD | Published : 2016

Abstract

The South Pole Telescope (SPT) is a 10-meter telescope designed to survey the millimeter-wave sky, taking advantage of the exceptional observing conditions at the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station. The telescope and its ground-breaking 960-element bolometric camera finished surveying 2500 square degrees at 95. 150, and 220 GHz in November 2011. We have discovered hundreds of galaxy clusters in the SPT-SZ survey through the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich (SZ) effect. The formation of galaxy clusters the largest bound objects in the universe is highly sensitive to dark energy and the history of structure formation. I will discuss the cosmological constraints from the SPT-SZ galaxy cluster sample as well a..

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