Math-Astro Seminar

Speaker: Marcus Werner (IPMU)
Title: Gravitational Lensing III
Date (JST): Thu, Nov 10, 2011, 10:00 - 11:30
Place: Balcony B
Abstract: This week, I will show how Morse theory applied to the Fermat potential gives rise to image counting theorems. Rhie's conjecture will be discussed briefly. Then I will derive properties of two lens models which are frequently used in astronomy, the Schwarzschild lens and the singular isothermal sphere, and (time-permitting) start on the next topic, image magnification.