Gravitational Lensing in the Kerr Spacetime Geometry
July 11 to July 15, 2005
American Institute of Mathematics,
Palo Alto, California
Simonetta Frittelli and Arlie O. Petters
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
Participants will be provided with a list of selected publications aimed at
familiarizing them with the topics prior to the workshop.
- Spinning lenses in the weak field regime
- The numerical approach to lensing in Kerr spacetime
- Mathematical techniques for Kerr lensing in the strong limit.
Material from the workshop
A list of participants.
The workshop schedule.
A report on the workshop activities.
A list of open problems.