Gravitational Lensing in the Kerr Spacetime Geometry

July 11 to July 15, 2005

at the

American Institute of Mathematics, Palo Alto, California

organized by

Simonetta Frittelli and Arlie O. Petters

Original Announcement

This workshop will be devoted to advancing the understanding of gravitational lensing by spinning lenses in both the weak and strong field regimes. The main purpose of the workshop is to promote research into this relatively unexplored problem by surveying, discussing and transmitting the current status of spinning lenses to a diverse group of participants, including graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and faculty. A specific goal of the workshop is to characterize the signatures of spinning lenses in a unified and systematic way that will be useful to researchers new to the field.

The main topics for the workshop are

  1. Spinning lenses in the weak field regime
  2. The numerical approach to lensing in Kerr spacetime
  3. Mathematical techniques for Kerr lensing in the strong limit.
Participants will be provided with a list of selected publications aimed at familiarizing them with the topics prior to the workshop.

Material from the workshop

A list of participants.

The workshop schedule.

A report on the workshop activities.