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

May 2015:  New publication from our group led by our Keisuke Osumi On new robust statistics measuring the scale of the universe !

May 2015: See our paper at AISTAT (Artificial Intelligence and Statistics) 2015  in San Diego, led by Junier Oliver

May 2015: Welcome our summer undergraduates from all over : Rachel Cooper, Isabelle Goldstein, Brent Tan, Kaze Wong, Shelby Zasacky!


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April 2015 : New publication from our group led by our Shadab Alam on New Constraints on Gravity

Jan 2015 : New publication from our group led by Yen-Chi Chen (who is a statistician) on new ways to understand the Cosmic Web!

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