Applications Of Gravitational Lensing : Unique Insights Into Galaxy Formation And Evolution

Coordinators: Leon V. E. Koopmans, Chung-Pei Ma, Ben Moore, Peter Schneider, Tommaso Treu

This conference is now full. Thank you for your interest.

Gravitational lensing has become a well established field of cosmology and astrophysics, and a powerful tool to tackle important problems.

This conference focuses on the study of phenomena at galactic and sub-galactic scales through gravitational lensing and other methods, where highly-successful methods such as cosmic microwave background fluctuations and/or statistical properties of the large scales structure of the universe provide little insight.

Topics covered during the 4-day conference are:

  1. The Inner Cusps of Galaxies
  2. The Outer Halos of Galaxies
  3. Mass Substructure
  4. DM/Stars/Black-Hole Scaling Relations
  5. Lenses as gravitational Telescopes
  6. Gravitational Lensing and Other Methods
  7. Cosmology/Lens Surveys
  8. Summary and Panel Discussion: Future Challenges

The conference (and associated workshop) aims at gathering theorists and observers in an effort to promote interaction between cosmologists and astrophysicists working on gravitational lensing and/or on galaxy formation and present their latest results. During the final session there will be a panel discussion on future prospects of gravitational lensing in light of new instrumental and theoretical developments.

E-mail Coordinators Leon Koopmans and/or Tommaso Treu if you are interested in presenting a poster/giving a contributed talk. Limited space/time available.