Cosmological Large Scale Structure Surveys
The Sloan Digital Sky Survey was the largest optical survey of galaxies in our universe and it found 3-dimensional positions of approximately one million galaxies to a distance of 1.9 Gly (1.9 billion light years). I will describe the exciting results of this survey, its implications for cosmology, and the prospects for an even larger and deeper survey currently being designed for the future Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST).
Kevork grew up in the suburbs of Houston, Texas near NASA's Johnson Space Center. Inspired by the research of the space program, he went on to study physics and astrophysics at the University of Houston and the University of California, San Diego. He worked withe the Sloan Digital Sky Survey as a postdoctoral researcher and fellow at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory. Kevork continues work on large scale structure and dark matter as a professor at the University of California, Irvine.
"What's Up?" in this month will be presented by Don McClelland