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weak lensing study of massive structures

Hendrik Hoekstra

weak lensing study of massive structures

by Hendrik Hoekstra

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Published by Rijksuniversiteit Groningen in [Groningen, The Netherlands] .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Gravitational lenses.

  • Edition Notes

    Other titlesWeak lensing study of massive structures :
    StatementHendrik Hoekstra.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQB857.5.G7 H64 2000
    The Physical Object
    Pagination148 p. :
    Number of Pages148
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL18975261M

    We analyse the effect of the cosmological expansion on the deflection of light caused by a point mass, adopting the McVittie metric as the geometrical description of a point-like lens embedded in an expanding universe. In the case of a generic, non-constant Hubble parameter, H, we derive and approximately solve the null geodesic equations, finding an expression for the bending Cited by: 4. Weak lensing in the second post-Newtonian approximation - Gravitomagnetic potentials and the iSW-effect MNRAS , () BMS, C. Pfrommer, M. Bartelmann, V. .

      Thus measuring distortion, or ‘shear’, is key to measuring the mass of the lensing object. In the case of weak gravitational lensing (as used in this study) the shear is . Cosmology in the Nonlinear Regime with Weak Gravitational Lensing Jia Liu This thesis investigates weak lensing (WL) of galaxies and the cosmic microwave back-ground (CMB) in the nonlinear regime. WL describes the effect of bending of background light rays by foreground matter (“lens”). It is sensitive to the large scale structure of theAuthor: Jia Liu.

    These proceedings of the first meeting of the Subaru International Conference Series held in December in Hayama, Japan, provide unique up-to-date overviews of the history of galaxy formation and the evolution of the universe. Weak gravitational lensing relies on the effect that mass has on light. Enough concentrated mass in the foreground—dark matter in this case—will warp light from distant sources in .


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Weak lensing study of massive structures by Hendrik Hoekstra Download PDF EPUB FB2

We derive a radial mass distribution from the combination of strong lensing, HST/ACS weak lensing, and Subaru/Suprime-cam weak lensing analysis results, finding a. Introduction Gravitational lensing is a very resourceful phenomenon that widely used in astronomy measurement. It contains many aspects of which the strong, weak, and microlensing are well established by observable evidence.

The. the galaxies adds a noise to the weak lensing measurements. [5] There have been comparisons made between the mass estimations of clus-ters using weak lensing, X-ray observations and galaxy kinematics. [6] have studied the mass distribution of the massive cluster MS using X-ray observations and weak lensing.

They found the two. We present the gauge-invariant formalism of cosmological weak lensing, accounting for all the relativistic effects due to the scalar, vector, and tensor perturbations at the linear order.

Jain, U. Seljak, S.D. White, Ray tracing simulations of weak lensing by large scale structure. Astrophys. (). astro-ph/ Google ScholarAuthor: Masato Shirasaki. Gravitational lensing is the process whereby photon bundles emitted from distant light sources are deflected by the gravitational field of matter structures along the line of sight.

These deflections can thus magnify, shift and shear the images of distant galaxies (e.g. Bartelmann & Schneider ; Schneider, Kochanek & Wambsganss ).Cited by: We will start from the basics of the lensing theory, discussing the deflection of light rays and defining some quantities which will be necessary for the rest of the course.

Then, we will discuss lensing on different scales, starting from lensing of point sources by point masses and ending with lensing by large-scale structures on the most.

Clusters of galaxies offer a unique window for studying the Universe on the largest scales. As the most massive gravitationally bound systems to have formed, they serve as probes of the large-scale distributions of dark matter, the underlying cosmology, and the complicated intracluster physics that characterizes the evolution of these massive systems.

Gravitational lensing is the Author: Jessica Lange Ford. 1 INTRODUCTION. Weak gravitational lensing, or weak lensing for short, is one of the most powerful tools for probing dark matter and dark energy (Albrecht et al. ).Distorted by intervening large-scale structures, the otherwise randomly oriented galaxy images encode signatures of dark matter and dark energy in a statistical way, namely through cosmic by: Massive cosmic neutrinos change the structure formation history by suppressing perturbations on small scales.

Weak lensing data from galaxy surveys probe the structure evolution and thereby can be used to constrain the total mass of the three active neutrinos. However, much of the information is at small scales where the dynamics are nonlinear. Traditional approaches with. Physical cosmology is a branch of cosmology concerned with the studies of the largest-scale structures and dynamics of the universe and with fundamental questions about its origin, structure, evolution, and ultimate fate.

Cosmology as a science originated with the Copernican principle, which implies that celestial bodies obey identical physical laws to those on Earth. The up-to-date contributions in this book are based on the lecture notes of the 33rd Saas–Fee Advanced Course of the Swiss Society of Astronomy and Astrophysics, entitled Gravitational Lensing: Strong, Weak, and Micro.

The book comprises four complementary parts, written by leading experts in the field, constituting a genuine textbook about. Abstract. Warm dark matter (WDM) models offer an attractive alternative to the current cold dark matter (CDM) cosmological model.

We present a novel method to differentiate between WDM and CDM cosmologies, namely, using weak lensing; this provides a unique probe as it is sensitive to all of the “matter in the beam,” not just dark matter haloes and the galaxies that reside in them.

This book describes how the three subfields known as strong lensing, weak lensing, and microlensing have grown independently but become increasingly intertwined.

Drawing on their research experience, Congdon and Keeton begin with the basic physics of light bending, then present the mathematical foundations of gravitational lensing, building up.

structures of active galaxies. Gravitational lensing has been applied to the entire electromagnetic spectrum from radio to gamma rays, and recently using gravitational waves, allowing us to study structures as small as black holes and as large as galaxy : Jorge L.

Cervantes-Cota, Salvador Galindo-Uribarri, George F. Smoot. Hot spots in the XMM sky: Cosmology from X-ray to Radio, Mykonos, June Page 1 INVITED SPEAKERS Retrospects and prospects of X-ray cluster surveys Alexis Finoguenov I will present an introduction to galaxy cluster surveys using X-ray telescopes, showing how performance of the surveys developed in the recent decades.

In the left panel in Figure 1 we show a multi-frequency image of the Bullet cluster with the mass surface density reconstructed from weak lensing superimposed (Clowe et al., ).

The mass surface densify is dominated by the most massive component, the dark matter, which is about 82% of the total by: 2. A gravitational lens is a distribution of matter (such as a cluster of galaxies) between a distant light source and an observer, that is capable of bending the light from the source as the light travels towards the effect is known as gravitational lensing, and the amount of bending is one of the predictions of Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity.

A study published recently in the journal Nature Astronomy and which questions current models of structure formation in the universe is based on data obtained with the Gran Telescopio Canarias and.

Abstract. We present an analysis of the line-of-sight structure toward a sample of 10 strong lensing cluster cores. Structure is traced by groups that are identified spectroscopically in the redshift range, ≤ z ≤and we measure the projected angular and comoving separations between each group and the primary strong lensing clusters in each corresponding line of sight.

This is weak lensing [Figure 2], which we can use to study the Universe in general because all lines of sight are at least weakly affected by overdensities and underdensities near the line of sight. Weak lensing can also complement strong lensing, by pinning down information about the mass distribution outside strongly-lensed areas.function (PDF) and power spectrum of weak lensing measurements for an LSST-like survey, using the MassiveNuS simulations.

The PDF provides access to non-Gaussian information beyond the power spectrum. It is particularly sensitive to nonlinear growth on small scales, where massive neutrinos also have the largest e by: 3. The Encyclopedia of Cosmology, in four volumes, is a major, long-lasting, seminal reference at the graduate student level, laid out by the most prominent, respected researchers in the general field of Cosmology.

These volumes will be a comprehensive review of the most important concepts and current.