The DarkLab


The DarkLab is an organic mixture of students, postdocs and professors, with a common goal to understand the nature of our Universe: in particular Dark Energy, Dark Matter. The DarkLab is a diverse group with a broad range of expertise in theory, observation and data mining with a common binding ideology. We strive to create a setting that fosters the free exchange of ideas, stimulating discussion toward the understanding of the beginning, the contents, the evolutions, and ultimately the fate of our Universe. We ultimately strive to answer the question of “why are we here?” . The mystery of the beginning, and the end of Universe instills a fundamental desire to understand from all of us and inspire a subtle emotional curiosity in mankind. It is our common vision to unveil these secrets of the Universe.

Featured News

Jan 2017 :

Want to know about these ghost particles call neutrinos? How much are there out in the space? See : Unveiling neutrino secrets with cosmological data: neutrino masses and mass hierarchy

Led by Sunny Vagnozzi

Oct 2016:

How does the assumption about neutrinos affect our conclusion on the initial conditions of the Universe?


Led by Martina Gerbino


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Oct 2016:

Testing Gravity on large scales by combining weak lensing with galaxy clustering!

Led by Shadab Alam

Oct 2016:

How are we sure about the fitting of the standard ruler called Baryon Acoustic Oscillations : see

Led by Mariana Vargas

July 2016:

Shirley Ho starts new position at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory as Senior Scientist.

Shirley Ho makes the news

One percent measurement of the Universe makes news splash:

AAS press conference

CMU press release

See a video of the Sloan Digital Sky Survey by American Museum of Natural History:

Sloan Digital Sky Survey Video