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
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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:
- The Inner Cusps of Galaxies
- The Outer Halos of Galaxies
- Mass Substructure
- DM/Stars/Black-Hole Scaling Relations
- Lenses as gravitational Telescopes
- Gravitational Lensing and Other Methods
- Cosmology/Lens Surveys
- 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.