Shirley Ho, assistant professor of Physics at McWilliams Center for
Carnegie Mellon University, will present “How to Learn to Love the BOSS” at the Physics Department Seminar on Friday, September 25, at 2:30 p.m. in Weyandt Hall, room 331.
Spectroscopic Survey have just finished surveying 10,000 square degrees,
containing over 1 million galaxies within the redshift range of
0.2<z<0.7. I will discuss some of the most recent results from BOSS,
including the 1 percent measurement of BAO at z=0.57, and then discuss some of the
complications and lessons learned from the BOSS, including effects of
non-linear evolution of density fluctuations, and how we learned to deal with
them. I will finally put all of this into the context of current and upcoming
surveys, including Sloan Digital Sky Survey 4, Dark Energy Spectroscopic
Instrument, Large Synoptic Survey Telescope, and WFIRST-AFTA.
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