Today:
There are no scheduled talks today.
Upcoming:
TBD
Victor Marian
Thu, 28 Mar 2019, 11:00
TBA
Paola Di Matteo
Fri, 29 Mar 2019, 15:00
Using the HICANN-X
Vitali Karasenko
Wed, 3 Apr 2019, 16:00

Lensing of '69 -- free gravitational lensing from its models

Jenny Wagner , ARI
Strong gravitational lenses can map an extended background source to several highly distorted and magnified images. Analysing the properties of those images yields important information about the distribution of the deflecting mass and the background source. Common approaches to reconstruct the source or the deflecting mass distribution model the global properties of the source and the lens. They obtain a consistent description of the entire configuration by refining the model until it matches the observation to a predefined precision. We develop a new approach to infer local properties of the gravitational lens and to reconstruct the source only using the properties of the multiple images without assuming a lens or a source model. In the talk, I will introduce the method and its applications in comparison to standard lens modelling methods. Since our leading principle to separate data-based information from model assumptions can also be applied to a broader range of research questions, I will conclude with an outlook how this ansatz can be transferred to other topics, based on my former experience searching for open star clusters in the HSOY catalogue.
ARI Institute Colloquium
7 Feb 2019, 11:15
ARI Moenchhofstrasse 12-14, Seminarraum 1

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