Résumé / Abstract Seminaire_GReCO

"Weak gravitational lensing with extended sources"

Pierre Fleury
Departamento de Física Teórica, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Madrid, Espagne)

In the standard theory of weak gravitational lensing, beams of light are assumed to be infinitesimal, i.e., very narrow compared to any relevant length scale of the problem at hand. However, this hypothesis is violated whenever light propagates thorugh matter. Thus, one must wonder about the domain of validity of the standard lensing results, and about the magnitude of the possible corrections to it. In this talk, I will present the first theory of weak lensing with finite beams. I will first discuss its interest regarding fundamental questions, and then turn to observational aspects; finite-beam corrections to current weak-lensing surveys will be considered, as well as novel observables.

lundi 3 février 2020 - 11:00
Salle des séminaires Évry Schatzman,
Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris

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