13-18 December 2015
International Conference Centre Geneva
Europe/Zurich timezone

The future for strong gravitational lensing

17 Dec 2015, 14:21
21m
Level -1, Room 16 (International Conference Centre Geneva)

Level -1, Room 16

International Conference Centre Geneva

17 Rue de Varembé, 1211 Geneva

Speaker

R. Benton Metcalf (Univerity of Bologna)

Description

The Euclid mission is expected to discover perhaps two orders of magnitude more strong gravitational lenses than are known today. These will be quasar-galaxy, galaxy-galaxy and galaxy-cluster lenses. I will discuss what is required to find and process such a large number of lenses. I will then describe what can be learned from these lenses with respect to the dark matter distribution, cosmology and gravitational theory. In the process I will discuss new methods for analysing lensing data.

Primary author

R. Benton Metcalf (Univerity of Bologna)

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