DESI Collaboration Meeting held at LBNL

XBD201405-00608.TIF28-30 May 2014:  “DESI — the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument — is slated to provide the most comprehensive picture of the universe to date, bringing into focus the 3-D location of as many as 25 million galaxies and quasars.  The data from DESI will give scientists insight into mysterious dark energy and the expansion of the universe….” (Today At Berkeley Lab, June 2, 2014)

Scientists to map universe in 3-D HD

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5 May 2014:  “The Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument will create the clearest three-dimensional map yet of one-third of the sky…” (Symmetry, May 5, 2014)

DESI Kitt Peak Integration Visit in April

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23-25 April 2014: Sixteen people from five DESI collaborating institutions converged on Kitt Peak to discuss integration issues with NOAO staff. Here Robin Lafever inspects the telescope polar axis bearing area for equipment that might interfere with the planned fiber cable management system.

DESI focal plate demonstrator

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24 April 2014:  A first look at the DESI focal plate demonstrator during machining at ADS (by the Spain Participation Group and LBNL collaboration).

DESI Spectrograph Camera Preliminary Design Review

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17 April 2014:  Robert Besuner inspects the triplet bonding during the Preliminary Design Review for the spectrograph prototypes at Winlight.

DESI Collaboration Meeting, May 28-30, 2014 @ LBNL

The third DESI Collaboration Meeting will be held May 28-30, 2014, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

Important dates:
April 10: Registration Open ($35 beverage & merchandise fee)
May 9: Registration deadline
May 13: Lab Guest House group reservation deadline
May 28-30: Meeting (May 28-reception, May 29-dinner at LBNL)

(Click here for the Meeting Website)

2013 Events

November 2013 – The Pre-CD1 Director’s Review was held November 21-22, 2013, at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL).

(Click here for the Private Review Website)

July 2013 – The second MS-DESI Collaboration Meeting was held July 15-18, 2013, at LBNL.

(Click here for the Meeting Website)

DESI Collaboration Group Photo, July 15, 2013
MS-DESI Collaboration Group Photo, July 15, 2013

March 2013 – The first MS-DESI Collaboration Meeting was held March 5, 2013, at LBNL.

(Click here for the March 11, 2013 Today At Berkeley Lab article)

(Click here for the Meeting Website)

MS-DESI Collaboration Group Photo, March 5, 2013
MS-DESI Collaboration Group Photo, March 5, 2013

2012 Events

December 2012 – On December 12, 2012, the DOE’s Office of High Energy Physics announced the selection of Berkeley Lab to manage the Mid-Scale Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (MS-DESI) experiment.  (Click here for the Today At Berkeley Lab news article)

September 2012 – On September 18, 2012, DOE’s Office of Science signed Critical Decision 0 (CD-0/approval of mission need) for a Mid-Scale Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (MS-DESI) experiment.

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