Synergies between Vera C. Rubin Observatory, Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope, and Euclid Mission: Constraining Dark Energy with Type Ia Supernovae

Journal Article (Academic article)

We review the needs of the supernova community for improvements in survey coordination and data sharing that would significantly boost the constraints on dark energy using samples of Type Ia supernovae from the Vera C. Rubin Observatories, the \textit{Nancy Grace Roman Space Telescope}, and the \textit{Euclid} Mission. We discuss improvements to both statistical and systematic precision that the combination of observations from these experiments will enable. For example, coordination will result in improved photometric calibration, redshift measurements, as well as supernova distances. We also discuss what teams and plans should be put in place now to start preparing for these combined data sets. Specifically, we request coordinated efforts in field selection and survey operations, photometric calibration, spectroscopic follow-up, pixel-level processing, and computing. These efforts will benefit not only experiments with Type Ia supernovae, but all time-domain studies, and cosmology with multi-messenger astrophysics.

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Cited Authors

  • Rose, BM; Aldering, G; Dai, M; Deustua, S; Foley, RJ; Gangler, E; Gris, P; Hook, IM; Kessler, R; Narayan, G; Nugent, P; Ponder, SPKA; Racine, B; Rubin, D; Sánchez, BO; Scolnic, DM; Wood-Vasey, WM; Brout, D; Cikota, A; Fouchez, D; Garnavich, PM; Hounsell, R; Sako, M; Tao, C; Jha, SW; Jones, DO; Strolger, L; Qu, H

Published Date

  • May 12, 2021