Calendar

Feb
19
Mon
PDS Atmospheres Node meeting
Feb 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
5
Mon
PDS Atmospheres Node meeting
Mar 5 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Mar
19
Mon
PDS Atmospheres Node meeting
Mar 19 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apr
2
Mon
PDS Atmospheres Node meeting
Apr 2 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apr
3
Tue
PDS Atmospheres Node – NASA HQ Site Visit
Apr 3 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Apr
16
Mon
PDS Atmospheres Node meeting
Apr 16 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Apr
30
Mon
PDS Atmospheres Node meeting
Apr 30 @ 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Sep
17
Mon
PDS Atmospheres Node meeting
Sep 17 @ 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm
Sep
28
Fri
Colloquium: Bharat Ratra (Host: Anatoly Klypin)
Sep 28 @ 3:15 pm – 4:15 pm
Colloquium: Bharat Ratra (Host: Anatoly Klypin) @ BX102

Spatial Curvature, Dark Energy Dynamics, Neither, or Both?

Bharat Ratra, Kansas State University

Experiments and observations over the two last decades have persuaded cosmologists that (as yet undetected) dark energy is by far the main component of the energy budget of the current universe. I review a few simple dark energy models and compare their predictions to observational data, to derive dark energy model-parameter constraints and to test consistency of different data sets. I conclude with a list of open cosmological questions.
Nov
5
Mon
Pizza lunch: Heidi Sanchez
Nov 5 @ 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm
Pizza lunch: Heidi Sanchez @ AY 119

The Sunspot Solar Observatory Visitor Center

Heidi Sanchez, Sunspot Solar Observatory, NMSU