Gravitational Lensing: An Astrophysical Tool

  • Frédéric Courbin
  • Dante Minniti

Part of the Lecture Notes in Physics book series (LNP, volume 608)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-X
  2. Frederic Courbin, Prasenjit Saha, Paul L. Schechter
    Pages 1-54
  3. David Wittman
    Pages 55-95
  4. Tereasa G. Brainerd, Roger D. Blandford
    Pages 96-123
  5. Tommy Wiklind, Danielle Alloin
    Pages 124-188
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 189-191

About this book


This book contains a complete and up-to-date review of gravitational lensing, focussing on recent progress in both observations and theory. The mapping of dark matter on galaxy and cluster sized scales, as will be seen through the future eyes of ALMA, is discussed. The lensing of quasars is presented as a method for measuring cosmological parameters and recent observations and modeling are examined. In the regime of weak gravitational lensing numerous results are now available and are compared with simulations at different length-scales. The use of weak lensing around isolated galaxies to measure the shape of galaxy halos is studied. Absorption lines of lensed quasars can be used to map the occulting systems out to a redshift of 2 and this technique is investigated. This book is designed for researchers and graduate students interested in any research area of gravitational lensing.


Galaxy Gravity Quasar Universe cosmology dark matter general relativity gravitational lensing

Editors and affiliations

  • Frédéric Courbin
    • 1
  • Dante Minniti
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut d’Astrophysique et de GéophysiqueUniversité de LiègeLiège 1Belgium
  2. 2.Departamento de AstronomiaPontificia Universidad CatólicaSantiago 22Chile

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2002
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-44355-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-540-45857-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0075-8450
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