Welcome to the SNFactory/SNIFS french pages.
The nearby SuperNova Factory (SNFactory) is part of a 2nd generation
supernova program which aim primarily at measuring the equation of state of
Dark Energy. It is designed to address a wide range of supernova issues using
detailed observations of low-redshift supernovae.The main components of the
- The SNFactory will discover supernovae using asteroid search images from
- The NEAT images will be processed at LBNL using a cluster of PC's to
discover and rank SN candidates.
- Spectroscopic screening and follow-up will use the SuperNova Integral
Field Spectrograph (SNIFS), built
by the consortium for the UH
- Spectroscopic/photometric analysis will take place in the consortium
- in France at CRAL,
- and in the
United States at LBNL
and the University of Chicago.