Live Q&A, webcast on Dark Energy Camera set for Oct. 12

Scientists at the University of Chicago’s Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics have great expectations for the newly operational Dark Energy Camera, which may significantly advance understanding of the mysterious force expanding the universe at an ever-accelerating rate. Two scientists at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory will answer questions from viewers about the camera and what it’s expected to reveal during a live Q&A and webcast from noon to 12:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 12.

Participating in the event will be Brenna Flaugher, project manager for the Dark Energy Camera; and Joshua Frieman, director of the Dark Energy Survey and professor in astronomy & astrophysics at UChicago. The Dark Energy Survey is an international collaboration of more than 130 scientists from 27 institutions, including UChicago.

Viewers may submit questions via Twitter using #KavliAstro or via e-mail at