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Astrophysical Applications of Gravitational Lensing

Proceedings of the 173rd Symposium of the International Astronomical Union, Held in Melbourne, Australia, 9–14 JULY, 1995

  • C. S. Kochanek
  • J. N. Hewitt
Conference proceedings

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Classical Cosmology

  3. The Hubble Constant & Time Delays

    1. Masataka Fukugita
      Pages 27-36
    2. E. A. Corbett, I. W. A. Browne, P. N. Wilkinson, A. R. Patnaik
      Pages 37-42
    3. D. B. Haarsma, J. N. Hewitt, B. F. Burke, J. Lehár
      Pages 43-44
    4. George Rhee, Gary Bernstein, Tony Tyson, Phil Fischer
      Pages 49-50
    5. Rudolph E. Schild, David J. Thomson
      Pages 51-52
    6. D. Sinachopoulos, M. Burger, E. van Dessel, M. Geffert, M. Thibor, J. Colin et al.
      Pages 53-54
  4. Large Scale Structure

    1. Joachim Wambsganss, Renyue Cen, Jeremiah P. Ostriker, Edwin L. Turner
      Pages 65-70
    2. D. J. Mortlock, R. L. Webster, P. C. Hewett
      Pages 71-72
    3. Albert Stebbins, Tim McKay, Joshua A. Frieman
      Pages 75-80
    4. A. Diercks, C. Stubbs, C. Hogan, E. Adelberger
      Pages 81-82

About these proceedings


EDWIN TURNER AND RACHEL WEBSTER Co-Chairs, Scientific Organizing Committee lAU Symposium 173, Astrophysical Applications of Gravitational Lenses, was held in Melbourne, Australia from July 9-14, 1995. The Symposium was sponsored by lAU Commissions 47 and 40. With the discovery by Walsh and collaborators of the first instance of a gravitational lens, the multiply imaged quasar 0957+561, the area of grav­ itational lensing moved from speculative theory to a major astrophysical tool. Since that time, there have been regular, approximately biennial in­ ternational meetings both in Europe and in North America, which have specifically focussed on gravitational lensing. On this occasion, with the blessing of the lA U, the meeting was held at the University of Melbourne in Australia. It was the first international astronomical meeting to be held at the University of Melbourne, and hope­ fully has given the astronomical community some enthusiasm for trekking half-way round the globe to Australia to discuss their latest work.


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Editors and affiliations

  • C. S. Kochanek
    • 1
  • J. N. Hewitt
    • 2
  1. 1.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA
  2. 2.MITCambridgeUSA

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