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Space Science

Astronomy an Astrophysics
Material Science
Nuclear Physics

  Dr.  Hakeem Oluseyi

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Collaboration with Dr. Oluseyi:
Partnerhsip for Astronomy and Astrophysics Education and Research

Brief bio and current position of Dr. Oluseyi

Assistant Professor, Physics and Space Sciences

Ph.D. Physics, Stanford University
M.S. Physics, Stanford University
B.S. Physics, Tougaloo College
B.S. Mathematics, Tougaloo College

  Monday October 1, 2007

Marteena Hall, Room 310  Time- 4:00 PM

"Illuminating the Dark Energy with a SNAP": Hakeem M. Oluseyi, Ph.D.
Department of Physics & Space Sciences, Florida Institute of Technology   


The SuperNova/Acceleration Probe (SNAP) is a proposed spaceborne observatory that will survey the sky  with a wide-field optical and near infrared imager. The experiment is motivated by the startling  discovery that the expansion of the Universe is accelerating. SNAP's primary science goal is to measure  the expansion history of the universe and study both its dark energy and dark matter. In this talk I will  give an overview of supernova cosmology and weak lensing, and describe how the science goals lead to  the design of the SNAP observatory.