›SnowPAC 2012: Gravitational Lensing in the Age of Survey Science
In the past decade, gravitational lensing has transitioned from a "small-N" to a "large-N" discipline. Strong-, weak-, and micro-lensing measurements now form a significant component of current and planned surveys across a broad spectrum of astrophysics and cosmology. This conference aims to highlight the scientific contributions and potential from lensing in this context, and to address the theoretical, observational, and technical challenges to scientific inference from lensing measurements in large surveys.
In the interest of deepening connections between the lensing community and the broader subject areas to which lensing provides unique observational constraints, we also invite lensing-related contributions from researchers working in areas such as: AGN and quasar physics; galaxy structure, dynamics, and evolution; clusters of galaxies; dark matter structure and substructure; cosmology; gravitational physics; and extrasolar planets.