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Overview on the gravitational lens
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The research literature on Gravitational Lensing has grown exponentially
over recent years. Here, only a few articles can be mentioned; much much
literature on lensing can be found here.
Popular articles and didactical material
General Lensing Reviews
The monograph Gravitational
Lenses by Peter Schneider, Jürgen Ehlers & Emilio E. Falco
was published by Springer-Verlag 1992; whereas the most recent developments
are not included, it provides a thorough treatment of the basic lensing
theory, its techniques, and its derivation from General Relativity.
The review Gravitational
Lensing in Astronomy by Joachim Wambsganss provides a very useful overview
of more recent developments, with emphasis on strong lensing phenomena
on Gravitational Lensing by Ramesh Narayan and Matthias Bartelmann
are extremely useful for a first overview over most of the known lensing
phenomena, also including weak gravitational lensing
The recent review on Weak
Gravitational Lensing by Matthias Bartelmann and Peter Schneider summarizes
the theory and applications of the weak lensing phenomena, together with
observational results. It is much more technical than
the review Probing
the Universe with Weak Lensing by Yannick Mellier, where a complete
and less technical overview of the field is given.
There are several excellent reviews on Galactic Microlensing, for example
Gravitational lensing research investigates the deflection of light in
gravitational fields, and its astrophysical and cosmological applications.
Since gravitational light light deflection is sensitive to all kinds of
matter, lumious and dark, it is an ideal tool for the investigation of
the distribution of (Dark) Matter in the Universe. The main areas of research
Lensing on galaxy-mass scales,
Lensing by the large-scale matter distribution in the Universe.