On the accelerated expansion of the cosmos

  title={On the accelerated expansion of the cosmos},
  author={D. Schwarz and B. Kalus and M. Seikel},
  journal={Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics},
  • D. Schwarz, B. Kalus, M. Seikel
  • Published 2011
  • Physics
  • Progress in Particle and Nuclear Physics
  • We present a short (and necessarily incomplete) review of the evidence for the accelerated expansion of the Universe. The most direct probe of acceleration relies on the detailed study of supernovae (SN) of type Ia. Assuming that these are standardizable candles and that they fairly sample a homogeneous and isotropic Universe, the evidence for acceleration can be tested in a model- and calibration-independent way. Various light-curve fitting procedures have been proposed and tested. While… CONTINUE READING

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