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Marginal evidence for cosmic acceleration from Type Ia supernovae

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The ‘standard’ model of cosmology is founded on the basis that the expansion rate of the universe is accelerating at present — as was inferred originally from the Hubble diagram of Type Ia supernovae. There exists now a much bigger database of supernovae so we can perform rigorous statistical tests to check whether these ‘standardisable candles’ indeed indicate cosmic acceleration. Taking account of the empirical procedure by which corrections are made to their absolute magnitudes to allow fo...

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10.1038/srep35596

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MPLS, Physics, Theoretical Physics
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Discovery Center at the Niels Bohr Institute; Niels Bohr Professorship to SS
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group Publisher's website
Journal:
Scientific Reports Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
35596
Pages:
1-8
Publication date:
2016-11-01
Acceptance date:
2016-10-03
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EISSN:
2045-2322
ISSN:
2045-2322
URN:
uuid:5838e424-e10c-4b6e-b47c-c42119dcb01e
Source identifiers:
531980
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pubs:531980

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