The Extragalactic Interstellar Medium - Measuring Dust Extinction using Gravitational Lensing
FP7 Project with U.S. partner
Short name and number
One of the most intriguing recent results in the physical sciences, has been the growing body of evidence that 70% of the energy content in the universe comes from an unknown energy field ( dark energy ). One of the most promising methods for quantifying dark energy, is using SNe Ia as standard candles. However, a key issue in SN Ia studies is whether the results are biased by cosmic dust. The interstellar medium (ISM) of galaxies causes light passing through to be partially extinguished.
Denmark and United States.
Name of US Partner
Københavns Universitet (DK) / HJORTH Jens