The Observational Pursuit of Dark Energy after Astro2010


October 7-8 2010

California Institute of Technology

Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics



We are holding a meeting at Caltech through the sponsorship of DENET (International Research  Network for Dark Energy) funded by JSPS (Japan Society of Promotion of Science), a network of international centers motivated to stimulate interaction in the study of dark energy including the University of Tokyo (main sponsor), Princeton University, Caltech, University of Edinburgh and Institute d'astrophysique de Paris.

Our goal is to have a timely discussion on the optimum way forward in developing various dark energy probes in the light of the recommendations of the US National Academy of Sciences Decadal Survey "Astro2010", whose report was released on August 13th. 

We will hear from current, imminent and planned ground- and space-based programs exploiting the various techniques to constrain dark energy. There will be adequate  time for discussion of future opportunities in a convivial atmosphere made possible in the Hameetman Auditorium of the recently-completed  Cahill Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics at Caltech.