The Orphan Lenses Project

Moustakas, L. A., Brownstein, J., Fadely, R., Fassnacht, C. D., Gavazzi, R., Goodsall, T., Griffith, R. L., Keeton, C. R., Kneib, J. P., Koekemoer, A., Koopmans, L. V. E., Marshall, P. J., Merten, J., Metcalf, R. B., Oguri, M., Papovich, C., Rein, H., Ryan, R., Stewart, K. R. & Treu, T., Jan-2012, American Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts. p. 146.01

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  • Leonidas A. Moustakas
  • J. Brownstein
  • R. Fadely
  • C. D. Fassnacht
  • R. Gavazzi
  • T. Goodsall
  • R. L. Griffith
  • C. R. Keeton
  • J. P. Kneib
  • A. Koekemoer
  • L. V. E. Koopmans
  • P. J. Marshall
  • J. Merten
  • R. B. Metcalf
  • M. Oguri
  • C. Papovich
  • H. Rein
  • R. Ryan
  • K. R. Stewart
  • T. Treu
Strong gravitational lenses are uniquely suited for the study of dark matter structure and substructure within massive halos of many scales, act as gravitational telescopes for distant faint objects, and can give powerful and competitive cosmological constraints. Some 300 lenses have been identified in the literature in one form or another; many others have been found, but perhaps have not warranted dedicated publications. The Orphan Lenses project aims to be a master compilation of all strong gravitational lenses that are known, and a community repository for candidate lenses. A clear and uniform database of basic properties and gravitational lens models is being developed, which will be available online and through a smartphone interactive application. I will present the project, and scientific highlights with this dataset.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAmerican Astronomical Society Meeting Abstracts
Publication statusPublished - Jan-2012

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