A $2.1 million grant from the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to
the University of California at Berkeley, through the Berkeley Center
for Cosmological Physics (BCCP), will fund the development of
revolutionary technologies for BigBOSS, a project now in the proposal
stage designed to study dark energy with unprecedented precision.
BigBOSS is based at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley
National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab).
“BigBOSS is the next big thing in cosmology,” says Uroš Seljak,
Director of the BCCP, who is a professor of physics and astronomy at UC
Berkeley and a member of Berkeley Lab’s Physics Division. “It would map
millions and millions of galaxies, allowing us to measure dark energy to
high precision – and would yield other important scientific results as
well, including determining neutrino mass and the number of neutrino
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