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Centro de Astrofísica da Universidade do Porto
1 to 7 June 2014, Angra do Heroísmo, Azores, Portugal


Dark Energy Lecture
Luca Amendola

1. Discovery of acceleration
  • Distances in cosmology
  • Standard candles/rods/clocks
  • Hubble diagram
  • Type Ia Supernova calibration
  • cosmic acceleration

2. Dark Energy
  • Cosmological constant and its problems
  • Equation of state and current constraints
  • Scalar fields in cosmology
  • General background behavior (attractors, early dark energy...)

3. Observing Dark Energy
  • Testing Dark energy and modified gravity in a model-independent way