Snowmass2021 Cosmic Frontier: Report of the CF04 Topical Group on Dark Energy and Cosmic Acceleration in the Modern Universe

James Annis, Jeffrey A. Newman, Anže Slosar

Submitted on 16 September 2022


Cosmological observations in the new millennium have dramatically increased our understanding of the Universe, but several fundamental questions remain unanswered. This topical group report describes the best opportunities to address these questions over the coming decades by extending observations to the z<6 universe. The greatest opportunity to revolutionize our understanding of cosmic acceleration both in the modern universe and the inflationary epoch would be provided by a new Stage V Spectroscopic Facility (Spec-S5) which would combine a large telescope aperture, wide field of view, and high multiplexing. Such a facility could simultaneously provide a dense sample of galaxies at lower redshifts to provide robust measurements of the growth of structure at small scales, as well as a sample at redshifts $2


Comment: Topical Group Report for CF04 (Dark Energy and Cosmic Acceleration in the Modern Universe) for Snowmass 2021

Subjects: Astrophysics - Cosmology and Nongalactic Astrophysics; Astrophysics - Instrumentation and Methods for Astrophysics; High Energy Physics - Experiment