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DESI Collaboration Meeting Draws a Crowd


DESI — the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument — is slated to provide the most comprehensive picture of the universe to date, bringing into focus the 3-D location of as many as 25 million galaxies and quasars. The data from DESI will give scientists insight into mysterious dark energy and the expansion of the universe. Last week (May 28-30) scientists from collaborating institutions came to Berkeley Lab, where DESI is managed, to discuss technical, scientific, and operational plans in preparation for the DOE project management review stage called CD-1. “The first big review of the project is coming up where we’ll present our science and technical readiness,” says Michael Levi, Berkeley Lab physicist and DESI project director. “We’re all very excited going forward.”

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