The Next Generation of Cosmological Measurements with Type Ia Supernovae

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While Type Ia Supernovae (SNe Ia) are one of the most mature cosmological probes, the next era promises to be extremely exciting in the number of different ways SNe Ia are used to measure various cosmological parameters. Here we review the experiments in the 2020s that will yield orders of magnitudes more SNe Ia, and the new understandings and capabilities to constrain systematic uncertainties at a level to match these statistics. We then discuss five different cosmological probes with SNe Ia: the conventional Hubble diagram for measuring dark energy properties, the distance ladder for measuring the Hubble constant, peculiar velocities and weak lensing for measuring sigma8 and strong-lens measurements of H0 and other cosmological parameters. For each of these probes, we discuss the experiments that will provide the best measurements and also the SN Ia-related systematics that affect each one.

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  • Scolnic, D; Perlmutter, S; Aldering, G; Brout, D; Davis, T; Filippenko, A; Foley, R; Hlozek, R; Hounsell, R; Jha, S; Jones, D; Kelly, P; Kessler, R; Kim, A; Rubin, D; Riess, A; Rodney, S; Roberts-Pierel, J; Stubbs, C; Wang, Y; Asorey, J; Avelino, A; Bavdhankar, C; Brown, PJ; Challinor, A; Balland, C; Cooray, A; Dhawan, S; Dimitriadis, G; Dvorkin, C; Guy, J; Handley, W; Keeley, RE; Kneib, J-P; LHuillier, B; Lattanzi, M; Mandel, K; Mertens, J; Rigault, M; Motloch, P; Mukherjee, S; Narayan, G; Nomerotski, A; Page, L; Pogosian, L; Puglisi, G; Raveri, M; Regnault, N; Rest, A; Rojas-Bravo, C; Sako, M; Shi, F; Sridhar, S; Suzuki, A; Tsai, Y-D; Wood-Vasey, WM; Copin, Y; Zhao, G-B; Zhu, N