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It’s broadly agreed that we have a great cosmological model capable of explaining all the most robust available data. But is it the right model, and how can we test that? How might the model change and evolve in the future? And how can we decide when to declare it good enough and stop trying to break it? I describe various statistical tools that let us address these types of question, and illustrate with some current applications made by the Dark Energy Survey collaboration, combining the DES data with that from the Planck Satellite and other sources.
The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within our Indigenous Initiatives Office.