Type Ia

The Supernova Cosmology Project

Our Type Ia SNe group discovered dark energy in the late 1990s and continues to study SNe from ground- and space-based telescopes to improve the measurement of dark energy and extend it to higher redshifts. Over the next decade, we will 
be developing a program using the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) to identify SNe that can be subsequently observed with other telescopes in order to obtain spectroscopic typing and redshifts. The spectroscopic follow-up will provide a well-calibrated, precision sample for probing dark energy.