The Dark Energy Survey: Status and new gravitational lensing results
The Dark Energy Survey is in the process of imaging 5000 sq.
deg. of the southern sky in five broad-band filters. Its primary
purpose is to constrain cosmology and the physics of dark energy using
weak gravitational lensing, galaxy clusters, baryonic acoustic
oscillations, and supernova distance measurements. I will give an
overview of the recently released early results on the Science
Verification data set and upcoming work on the main survey data, with
a focus on weak gravitational lensing and the newly developed
statistics of galaxy troughs.