Cosmology with Supernovae… and Kilonovae!

In this talk, I will present new analyses of Type Ia Supernovae that mark the most precise measurement of dark energy to date. I will go over how this analysis ties together with the analysis of the local value Hubble constant, for which tension persists with inferred value from the CMB. I will then discuss the first measurements of the Hubble constant with kilonovae and gravitational waves. I will review the large amount of overlap between the issues that must be tackled for future progress using supernovae or kilonovae to measure cosmological parameters, and discuss future opportunities.


Cody Hall, AB 107

Dan Scolnic (Kavli Institute)

October 25, 2017
14:00 - 15:00