News & Updates
Undergraduate HETDEX Researcher wins Scholarship

Isaiah Pipkin, University of Texas at Austin Physics and Astronomy undergraduate, won the TEAM-UP Together Award. It was given this year to 31 African American Students from across the country in physics and astronomy. TEAM-UP Together is a collective action initiative […]

University of Texas scientists use dating app tech to locate distant galaxies, dark energy

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Researchers at the University of Texas are turning to some rather unusual tech to locate distant galaxies. “I’ve been calling it Astro Tinder for a long time,” said UT Professor of Astrophysics Karl Gebhardt. Gebhardt is part […]

HETDEX Graduate Student Featured on CBS

UT Graduate Student Lindsay House talks to CBS about the Dark Energy Explorers Citizen Science Project. See the CBS Interview Here Join our Dark Energy Explorers team by classifying HETDEX galaxies as real distant galaxies or fake signals. Download the […]

The Active Galactic Nuclei in the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment Survey (HETDEX)

We present the first Active Galactic Nuclei (AGN) catalog in the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment Survey (HETDEX) observed between January 2017 and June 2020. HETDEX is an ongoing spectroscopic survey with no pre-selection based on magnitudes, colors or morphologies, […]

HETDEX Project On Track to Probe Dark Energy

Three years into its quest to reveal the nature of dark energy, the Hobby-Eberly Telescope Dark Energy Experiment (HETDEX) is on track to complete the largest map of the cosmos ever. The team will create a three-dimensional map of 2.5 […]

HETDEX and the ‘Quest for the Rest’

“The hundreds of billions of galaxies it contains, each of them home to billions of stars, planets, and moons as well as massive star-and-planet-forming clouds of gas and dust, and all of the visible light and other energy we can […]

Dark Energy
The Expanding Universe and HETDEX’s Research

There is an unknown force causing the Universe to expand faster as it ages. Explore the history of the Universe and what we currently understand about its evolution and destiny.