3:30–4:30 pm ERC 161
Jason Rhodes (JPL) "ESA's Euclid Dark Energy Mission"
After 2 decades of preparation, the European Space Agency’s Euclid space telescope was launched on July 1, 2023. Euclid’s primary goal is to study the dark universe and help us better understand the enigmatic dark matter and dark energy that make up the bulk of the universe. I will talk about my personal journey in bringing Euclid to fruition, give the details of the Euclid telescope and instruments that make it so powerful as a dark energy probe, and talk about the science (cosmology and other) that will be enabled by Euclid’s deep (50 square degrees) and wide (15,000 square degrees) sky surveys.