The DArchive: DES Results in a Nutshell

Here you’ll find descriptions, written for a public audience, of science released by the DES collaboration. Have a question? Check out the FAQ or email our team.

Confronting models with DES Year 3 data, or: How did we get here, and what’s next?

This Darchive is a reposting of this article from KIPAC research highlights: https://kipac.stanford.edu/highlights/confronting-models-des-year-3-data-or-how-did-we-get-here-and-whats-next This article is based on the work … Read more »

Objects In Mirror Are Bluer Than They Appear: What a Galaxy’s Color Says About Its Distance

This Darchive is a reposting of this article from KIPAC research highlights: https://kipac.stanford.edu/highlights/objects-mirror-are-bluer-they-appear-what-galaxys-color-says-about-its-distance This article is based on the work … Read more »

How to tease out the tiniest distortions of galaxy shapes to probe the secrets of the Universe

    This Darchive is a reposting of this article from KIPAC research highlights: https://kipac.stanford.edu/highlights/how-tease-out-tiniest-distortions-galaxy-shapes-probe-secrets-universe This article is based on … Read more »

Decontaminating our Maps of the Universe

This Darchive describes how we remove biases in our galaxy catalogs for cosmological studies. It is based on this paper: … Read more »

Searching for Sources of Gravitational Waves

The entire astrophysical world was blown away by the first-ever binary neutron star collision seen in August 2017 (called ‘GW170817’). … Read more »

Star Bright, Star Dim? Finding Variable Stars in the Dark Energy Survey

This Darchive describe the search for a special type of star, RR Lyrae, in DES data. It is based on … Read more »

Searching for Explosive Optical Counterparts to IceCube Neutrinos

This DArchive discusses the collaboration of DES and the IceCube Observatory in investigating the origin of astrophysical neutrinos, described in … Read more »

Finding Dark Matter: How Mapping Light Tells Us About the Dark

This darchive discusses work from a few DES papers in describing how we learn about dark matter (and indirectly, dark … Read more »

Using Gravitational Waves from Black Holes and Galaxies to Understand the Expansion of the Universe

In this Darchive, a new technique to understand the expansion of the Universe from black-hole merger gravitational wave events (“dark … Read more »

Finding the Edges of Massive Galaxy Clusters

This DArchive describes the detection of a feature known as the “splashback radius” of galaxy clusters as seen in DES … Read more »