Astrophysics Seminar: Dr. Benjamin Rose, Duke University


Location: zoom

Systematics Limited Cosmology with the Roman Space Telescope

Dr. Benjamin Rose (ND PhD Alum)
Duke University

The Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope (formerly WFIRST) is a wide-field infrared space telescope that will launch in the mid-2020s. With 100 times the field of view of Hubble, the Roman Space Telescope is designed for surveys. I will present an overview of the Roman Space Telescope capabilities, its two instruments, and the three main legacy surveys. Including its vast archive and GO capabilities, Roman is a telescope for the entire astrophysics community. The Roman Space Telescope is designed, in part, for precision cosmological measurements. I will describe the preparations we are making today to take full advance of Roman's cosmological measurements: both by the use of dedicated calibration hardware and improvements of our understanding of distance measurements with Type Ia Supernovae.

Hosted by Michelle Berg

All interested persons are invited to attend remotely—email for information.