Lab Chosen to Manage DOE’s Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument

January 8, 2013

In a Dec. 12 letter to Berkeley Lab’s Director Paul Alivisatos, DOE’s Office of High Energy Physics announced the selection of Berkeley Lab to manage the Mid-Scale Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (MS-DESI), which received DOE’s Critical Decision 0 (approval of mission need) last September. Berkeley Lab and Fermilab have each proposed advanced wide-field spectroscopic instruments fitting the MS-DESI description — named BigBOSS and DESpec respectively. Berkeley Lab is now charged with managing the instrument’s design and fabrication, as well as the subsequent survey of tens of millions of galaxies and quasars. Director Alivisatos has appointed Michael Levi of the Physics Division as the MS-DESI Project Director.

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