A measurement of the Hubble constant from Type II supernovae

  title={A measurement of the Hubble constant from Type II supernovae},
  author={Thomas de Jaeger and Benjamin E. Stahl and Wei Zheng and Alexei V. Filippenko and Adam G. Riess and Llu{\'i}s Galbany},
  journal={arXiv: Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics},
Progressive increases in the precision of the Hubble-constant measurement via Cepheid-calibrated Type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia) have shown a discrepancy of $\sim 4.4\sigma$ with the current value inferred from Planck satellite measurements of the cosmic microwave background radiation and the standard $\Lambda$CDM cosmological model. This disagreement does not appear to be due to known systematic errors and may therefore be hinting at new fundamental physics. Although all of the current techniques… 

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