Weak Lensing : past, present and future

Series: 
Astronomy Unit Seminars
Speaker: 
Dr Thomas Kitching (UCL)
Date: 
February 15th, 2013 at 14:30
Room: 
GO Jones UG1
Abstract: 

I will present the state-of-the-art in weak lensing data analysis, showing the results from the ground-based CFHT Legacy Survey covering 154 square degrees to redshifts of 3. Looking towards the future I will discuss the space-based Euclid survey that covers 100 times the area of CFHTLenS whose aims are to determine the nature of dark energy, dark matter and nature of gravity on cosmic scales.