Simulations of Dark Energy Cosmologies

  • EliseĀ Jennings
Part of the Springer Theses book series (Springer Theses)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Elise Jennings
    Pages 1-17
  3. Elise Jennings
    Pages 97-100
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 101-109

About this book

Introduction

A major outstanding problem in physics is understanding the nature of the dark energy that is driving the accelerating expansion of the Universe. This thesis makes a significant contribution by demonstrating, for the first time, using state-of-the-art computer simulations, that the interpretation of future galaxy survey measurements is far more subtle than is widely assumed, and that a major revision to our models of these effects is urgently needed. The work contained in the thesis was used by the WiggleZ dark energy survey to measure the growth rate of cosmic structure in 2011 and had a direct impact on the design of the surveys to be conducted by the European Space Agency's Euclid mission, a 650 million euro project to measure dark energy.

Keywords

Dark Energy Simulation Dark Energy Surveys Growth of Cosmic Structure Growth of Matter Perturbations Modified Gravity N-body Simulations Redshift Space Distortions

Authors and affiliations

  • EliseĀ Jennings
    • 1
  1. 1.The University of ChicagoChicagoUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-29339-9
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Physics and Astronomy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-29338-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-29339-9
  • Series Print ISSN 2190-5053
  • Series Online ISSN 2190-5061