small-scale lensing, delensing, spectrum estimates and cross-correlations

The fluctuation pattern of the temperature and polarisation of the cosmic microwave background gets distorted by weak lensing deflection and changes therefore its correlation properties. Our group is interested in higher-order effects in lensing and cross-correlations between the lensing effect and other probes of the cosmic large-scale structure. From a methodical point of view closely related is the question of lensing of the 21cm background, which however involves more aspects of non-Gaussianity and reionisation history, including its non-uniformity.