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Joint Efficient Dark-energy Investigation (JEDI)

JEDI (Joint Efficient Dark-energy Investigation) is a candidate implementation of the NASA-DOE Joint Dark Energy Mission (JDEM).

The cause for the observed acceleration of cosmic expansion is generally referred to as "dark energy". Dark energy could be an unknown energy component of the universe with negative pressure, or the manifestation of a modification of Einstein's theory of general relativity. Solving the mystery of the nature of dark energy is the most important problem in cosmology today.

JEDI will illuminate the nature of dark energy by answering these questions: (1) Is dark energy a cosmological constant? (2) Does Einstein's general relativity describe our universe?

JEDI is a 2m class space telescope capable of simultaneous wide-field imaging and multiple object spectroscopy with a field of view of 1 square degree. JEDI will provide three independent ways to probe dark energy: distance-redshift relations of type Ia supernovae (SNe Ia), baryonic oscillations from a galaxy redshift survey, and weak lensing cross-correlation cosmography. JEDI is the natural extrapolation to a space platform of the concept of an ultra-deep supernova survey proposed by Wang (1998).


Updated on May 11, 2006.
Send questions or comments to Yun Wang (wang at nhn.ou.edu).

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