Observational Probes of Cosmic Acceleration
by David H. Weinberg, et al.
Publisher: arXiv 2012
Number of pages: 253
The accelerating expansion of the universe is the most surprising cosmological discovery in many decades, implying that the universe is dominated by some form of 'dark energy' with exotic physical properties, or that Einstein's theory of gravity breaks down on cosmological scales. We review in detail the four most well established methods for making such measurements.
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