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Prof Moustakas attends annual DESI Collaboration Meeting at Fermilab

Prof Moustakas attends DESI Collaboration Meeting

Monday, June 8, 2015

John Moustakas, an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, attended the annual meeting of the international Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI) collaboration at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab) near Chicago, IL.  The goal of the DESI project is to understand the nature of dark energy by carrying out an unprecedentedly large survey of galaxies and supermassive black holes in the distant Universe.  Dark energy is a mysterious force which is causing the Universe to expand at an ever-increasing rate.  Prof Moustakas is involving several students in research related to DESI, including three 2015 Siena Summer Scholars.  For more on the project visit : http://desi.lbl.gov/