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Reference: Nielsen, JT, Guffanti, A and Sarkar, S, (2016). Marginal evidence for cosmic acceleration from Type Ia supernovae. Scientific Reports.Citable link to this page:


Marginal evidence for cosmic acceleration from Type Ia supernovae

Abstract: The ‘standard’ model of cosmology is founded on the basis that the expansion rate of the universe is accelerating at present — as was inferred originally from the Hubble diagram of Type Ia supernovae. There exists now a much bigger database of supernovae so we can perform rigorous statistical tests to check whether these ‘standardisable candles’ indeed indicate cosmic acceleration. Taking account of the empirical procedure by which corrections are made to their absolute magnitudes to allow for the varying shape of the light curve and extinction by dust, we find, rather surprisingly, that the data are still quite consistent with a constant rate of expansion.

Publication status:PublishedPeer Review status:Peer reviewedVersion:Publisher's versionDate of acceptance:2016-10-03 Funder: Danish National Research Foundation   Notes:© the Author(s). This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

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Publisher: Nature Publishing Group

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Journal: Scientific Reportssee more from them

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Volume: 6

Issue Date: 2016-10-21

Article Number:35596Identifiers


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Issn: 2045-2322

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Language: English

Version: Publisher's versionKeywords: cosmology dark energy Type Ia supernovae


Autor: Nielsen, JT - - - Guffanti, A - - - Sarkar, S - Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics - - - - Bibliographic Details Publishe



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