27-31 August 2018
LVH, Luisenstraße 58, 10117 Berlin
Europe/Berlin timezone
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Contribution Talk

-3- Rudolf Virchow

Cosmology with the Zwicky Transient Facility


  • Mr. Ulrich FEINDT

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The Zwicky Transient Facility (ZTF) has started operating earlier this year and is continuously discovering transients throughout the norther sky. Over the course of its three-year survey we expect to find thousands of supernovae, including 2000 type Ia supernovae at low redshifts (z < 0.1) with high-quality lightcurves needed for determining cosmological distances. Such a sample will be essential to anchor the Hubble diagram for upcoming large surveys of higher-redshift supernovae and will allow us to measure anisotropy and structure in the local universe at much better precision. In this talk I will present the predictions for the full three-year ZTF SN Ia survey as well as show its current status.