Recently, Dr. Mustapha Ishak-Boushaki, an astrophysicist and UT Dallas physics professor at UT Dallas’ School of Natural Science and Mathematics (NSM) presented analyses of the first year of data from the Dark Energy Spectroscopic Instrument (DESI). Ishak-Bousaki is a member of an international team of over 900 researchers using DESI to study the acceleration and expansion of the universe.

Picture of Dr. Mustapha Ishak-Boushaki, provided by UT Dallas News Center

During his presentation at the American Physical Society in Sacramento, California, Dr. Ishak-Boushaki, along with other DESI collaboration scientists, discussed the possibilities for the universe’s cosmology as a result of mapping galaxies and quasars and making the largest 3D map of the universe to date from the DESI data. In articles published on arXiv’s website, researchers further illuminate the significant findings with guidelines for understanding the data gathered during DESI’s first year of collection.

Read more about how DESI’s first year of data collecting was analyzed in the UT Dallas News Center article.