CCAPP Seminar: "Measuring weak lensing magnification with the Fundamental Plane" Jenna Freudenburg (OSU Physics)

July 27, 2018
Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm
PRB 4138
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I present a strategy for measuring weak lensing magnification using the fundamental plane in a DES-like dataset. Weak lensing has proved a powerful probe of cosmology, but shear measurements are sensitive to a number of significant systematic effects. To make the most of future cosmological surveys, new tools are needed to improve precision and constrain these systematics. Magnification, historically the neglected little sibling of shear in the weak lensing family, provides a promising way forward. I propose a method that takes advantage of scaling relations among elliptical galaxies to provide a zero-point for size measurements and discuss the challenge of incorporating magnification into future cosmology analyses.

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