Abstract:What is dark energy? No‐one really knows. Cosmologists around the world are tackling the problem through data collection, modelling and theory. Now a group of researchers from 19 international institutions has set a statistical challenge for colleagues from other disciplines, based on gravitational lensing: can you disentangle the various distortions in an astronomical image to isolate the dark energy contribution? And can you do so by 30 April 2009?
scite is a Brooklyn-based startup that helps researchers better discover and evaluate scientific articles through Smart Citations–citations that display the context of the citation and describe whether the article provides supporting or contrasting evidence. scite is used by researchers from dozens of countries and is funded in part by the National Science Foundation and the National Institute of Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health.