TMT will participate in the upcoming "Shedding Light on the Dark Universe with Extremely Large Telescopes" Conference, hosted by the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP ), in Trieste, Italy - July 2-6 2018.
This Conference will bring together an international group of experts to review the current state of the art in the study of dark energy and dark matter and discuss how best to use giant telescopes to learn about their fundamental nature. It is the third of a series of three conferences, the previous ones were in Lanzhou (China) and UCLA.
This conference aims to address the following questions:
The next decade promise to be transformative for our understanding of dark matter and dark energy. The dark universe is a major scientific driver of several major astronomical facilities that have just become operational, are in construction or in the planning stages. In the same timeframe, the next generation of giant (20-30m) optical infrared ground based telescope will achieve first light, providing scientists general observer facilities of unprecedented power.
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