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THE SAAS FEE LECTURES ON STRONG GRAVITATIONAL LENSING

C.S. Kochanek


Department of Astronomy, The Ohio State University
email: ckochanek@astronomy.ohio-state.edu


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

AN INTRODUCTION TO THE DATA

BASIC PRINCIPLES
Some Nomenclature
Circular Lenses
Non-Circular Lenses

THE MASS DISTRIBUTIONS OF GALAXIES
Common Models for the Monopole
The Effective Single Screen Lens
Constraining the Monopole
The Angular Structure of Lenses
Constraining Angular Structure
Model Fitting and the Mass Distribution of Lenses
Non-Parametric Models
Statistical Constraints on Mass Distributions
Stellar Dynamics and Lensing

TIME DELAYS
A General Theory of Time Delays
Time Delay Lenses in Groups or Clusters
Observing Time Delays and Time Delay Lenses
Results: The Hubble Constant and Dark Matter
The Future of Time Delay Measurements

GRAVITATIONAL LENS STATISTICS
The Mechanics of Surveys
The Lens Population
Cross Sections
Optical Depth
Spiral Galaxy Lenses
Magnification Bias
Cosmology With Lens Statistics
The Current State

WHAT HAPPENED TO THE CLUSTER LENSES?
The Effects of Halo Structure and the Power Spectrum
Binary Quasars

THE ROLE OF SUBSTRUCTURE
Low Mass Dark Halos

THE OPTICAL PROPERTIES OF LENS GALAXIES
The Interstellar Medium of Lens Galaxies

EXTENDED SOURCES AND QUASAR HOST GALAXIES
An Analytic Model for Einstein Rings
Numerical Models of Extended Lensed Sources
Lensed Quasar Host Galaxies

DOES STRONG LENSING HAVE A FUTURE?

REFERENCES

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