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Scientists spot explosive counterpart of LIGO/Virgo's latest gravitational waves

Scientists using the Dark Energy Camera have captured images of the aftermath of a neutron star collision, the source of LIGO/Virgo's most recent gravitational wave detection

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Dark Energy Survey reveals most accurate measurement of dark matter structure in the universe

  • New result rivals precision of cosmic microwave background measurements, supports view that dark matter and dark energy make up most of the cosmos
  • Researchers from Centro de Investigaciones Energéticas, Medioambientales y Tecnológicas (CIEMAT) , el Institut de Ciències de l'Espai (IEEC-CSIC) , el Institut de Física d'Altes Energies (IFAE) and el Instituto de Física Teórica (UAM-CSIC) have contributed to the result

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Euclid dark Universe mission ready to take shape

  • Euclid, ESA's dark Universe mission, has passed its preliminary design review.
  • IFAE participates in the NISP Filter Wheel Assembly, in simulation and scinec eperformance studies.

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András Kovács research featured on El Periódico

Find the article here.

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APRIL 2015 - Dark Energy Survey: mapping the dark matter of the Universe

Scientists on the Dark Energy Survey have released the first in a series of dark matter maps of the cosmos. These maps, created with one of the world's most powerful digital cameras, are the largest contiguous maps created at this level of detail and will improve our understanding of dark matter's role in the formation of galaxies. Analysis of the clumpiness of the dark matter in the maps will also allow scientists to probe the nature of the mysterious dark energy, believed to be causing the expansion of the universe to speed up.

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NOVEMBER 2012 -Dark Energy Camera Dedication Begins Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory

On November 9, 2012, ceremonies on the summit of Cerro Tololo, Chile will mark the dedication of the Dark Energy Camera and the beginning of the 50th anniversary celebration of Cerro Tololo Inter-American Observatory (CTIO).

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SEPTEMBER 2012 - The most powerful digital camera in the world takes the first images and starts the study of dark energy

With the participation of the Institute for High Energy Physics (IFAE) and the Institute for Spatial Sciences (ICE) the most powerful digital camera in the world takes the first images and starts the study of dark energy.

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