MPP Colloquium

Strong gravitational lensing as an observational probe of dark matter

by Dr. Simona Vegetti (MPA)

Tuesday, 15 January 2019 from to (Europe/Berlin)
at MPI Meeting rooms
Description
The nature of dark matter is one of the most important unsolved problems of modern astrophysics, and strong gravitational lensing is a very promising tool to tackle this issue because the physics of dark matter strongly affects predictions for the abundance and inner structure of dark matter haloes. In this talk, I will demonstrate how strong gravitational lensing provides a definitive test on the properties of dark matter and its interplay with baryonic processes. I will review the current status of this field and provide an outlook on future prospects.