My research areasThe framework of my research at the Institute of theoretical Astrophysics is cosmology.Very interesting cosmological objects are clusters of galaxies and the determination of their total mass and mass distribution is of special importance. One promising method for this task is gravitational lensing, which makes use of the deflection of light by very massive objects.
My actual research is the combination of weak and strong gravitational lensing into a combined reconstruction method. One goal is building up the theoretical framework, followed by the development of fast and efficient numerical algorithms. Finally this software needs to be applied to either simulations or real astronomical data.
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