CfA Colloquium Schedule Spring 2006
 18 May 2006

18 May 2006

Speaker: Margaret Geller (CfA)

Title: A Lensing Map... A Redshift Survey

Abstract: The Smithsonian Hectospec Lensing Survey (SHELS) combines a large deep complete redshift survey with a weak lensing map from the Deep Lens Survey (Wittman et al. 2002; 2005). We use maps of the velocity dispersion based on systems identified in the redshift survey to compare the three-dimensional matter distribution with the two-dimensional projection mapped by weak lensing. We demonstrate directly that the lensing map images the three-dimensional matter distribution obtained from the kinematic data.

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