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The observation, in 1919 by A.S. Eddington and collaborators, of the gra- tational de?ection of light by the Sun proved one of the many predictions of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity: The Sun was the ?rst example of a gravitational lens. In 1936, Albert Einstein published an article in which he suggested - ing stars as gravitational lenses. A year later, Fritz Zwicky pointed out that galaxies would act as lenses much more likely than stars, and also gave a list of possible applications, as a means to determine the dark matter content of galaxies and clusters of galaxies. It was only in…mehr

Produktbeschreibung
The observation, in 1919 by A.S. Eddington and collaborators, of the gra- tational de?ection of light by the Sun proved one of the many predictions of Einstein's Theory of General Relativity: The Sun was the ?rst example of a gravitational lens. In 1936, Albert Einstein published an article in which he suggested - ing stars as gravitational lenses. A year later, Fritz Zwicky pointed out that galaxies would act as lenses much more likely than stars, and also gave a list of possible applications, as a means to determine the dark matter content of galaxies and clusters of galaxies. It was only in 1979 that the ?rst example of an extragalactic gravitational lens was provided by the observation of the distant quasar QSO 0957+0561, by D. Walsh, R.F. Carswell, and R.J. Weymann. A few years later, the ?rst lens showing images in the form of arcs was detected. The theory, observations, and applications of gravitational lensing cons- tute one of the most rapidly growing branches of astrophysics. The gravi- tional de?ection of light generated by mass concentrations along a light path producesmagni?cation,multiplicity,anddistortionofimages,anddelaysp- ton propagation from one line of sight relative to another. The huge amount of scienti?c work produced over the last decade on gravitational lensing has clearly revealed its already substantial and wide impact, and its potential for future astrophysical applications.

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  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Springer-Verlag GmbH
  • Erscheinungstermin: 30.12.2006
  • Englisch
  • ISBN-13: 9783540303107
  • Artikelnr.: 44229851
Autorenporträt
Peter Schneider, geboren 1940 in Lübeck, ist in Süddeutschland aufgewachsen, studierte in Freiburg Germanistik und Geschichte und lebt seit 1961 als freier Schriftsteller. 1972 Staatsexamen, 1973 Berufsverbot als Referendar. Mehrere Förderpreise; 1977/78 Stipendium der Villa Massimo. Schneiders theoretische Schriften dokumentieren den Ablauf der Studentenrevolte der späten 60er Jahre, an der er in Berlin und Italien aktiv teilnahm. Diese Erfahrungen sowie das zeitweilige Berufsverbot bestimmen seine ersten Erzählungen. 2009 erhielt er den Schubart-Literaturpreis der Stadt Aalen.
Inhaltsangabe
to Gravitational Lensing and Cosmology.- Strong Gravitational Lensing.- Weak Gravitational Lensing.- Gravitational Microlensing.