Strong Gravitational Lenses Discovered in the DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys

Wednesday, 02 June 2021 5 p.m. — 6 p.m. MST

Online event

Live from NOIRLab
Xiaosheng Huang (University of San Francisco)
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Strong gravitational lenses occur when massive galaxy clusters warp and distort the light from background objects. These lenses frequently show up im images as arcs and streaks.  

In this edition of Live From NOIRLab@Arizona, Xiaosheng Huang will share the fascinating story of how the DESI Legacy Imaging Surveys have almost doubled the number of known strong gravitational lenses.