Probing the anisotropic local universe and beyond with SNe 1a data

Matt McQuinn
(UC Berkeley)


I will discuss aspects relevant to upcoming Lyman-alpha forest surveys with a dense sample of background sources such as BOSS. In particular, I will discuss the sensitivity of these surveys to large-scale 3D flux correlations, design optimizations for these surveys (relevant for BigBOSS), and some of the physics that these surveys will constrain. My talk will cover some of the results discussed in arXiv:1010.5250 and arXiv:1102.1752.