These are the reports from the ANGLES employed people, back to the network:
- Ardis Eliasdottir
- Olaf Wucknitz
- Alicia Berciano Alba
- Edward Boyce
June 6-10, Penn State (USA), Summer school in Astrostatistics September 9 - November 5, KITP at UCSB (USA), workshop: "Applications Of Gravitational Lensing: Unique Insights Into Galaxy Formation And Evolution", talk on "Extinction Curves of Lensing Galaxies"
October 3-10, KITP at UCSB (USA), conference: "Applications Of Gravitational Lensing: Unique Insights Into Galaxy Formation And Evolution", poster presented on "Extinction Curves of Lensing Galaxies - Probing extinction properties at high redshift"
October 23-24: UC Berkeley and LBL (USA), invited talk on "Extinction properties of Lensing Galaxies"
November 7-11: Yale Univ. (USA), work visit
December 11-15, Univ. of Melbourne (Australia), conference: "Texas in Australia: XXIII Texas Symposium on Relativistic Astrophysics", poster presented on "Extinction Curves of Lensing Galaxies - Probing extinction properties at high redshift"
Subject of this conference was the structure and evolution of galaxies and the role gravitational lensing can play in this field. There were many high-level talks about the theory, observational situation and remaining problems. What I have learned will be part of the basis for my further work (focused on the use of lensing to study the structure and evolution of galaxies). My own contribution was about the properties of standard models for spiral galaxies, based on local dynamical observations, as gravitational lenses. I found that in the case of B0218+357 the standard models need unnatural fine-tuning to be compatible with the lensing observations.
I was also involved in the concept design of a space mission to study Dark Matter and Dark Energy (DEMON), being the team leader of a group of 14 people that was formed during the Alpbach summer school 2005. Between May 24th-28th, I attended the SPIE symposium 2006 celebrated in Orlando to present a poster about DEMON, and I was also invited to give a talk about the mission in a special session for young researchers. That conference supposed a unique opportunity to meet the instrumental part of the astronomical community and get an idea about how the development of big research projects involved with satellite instruments works.In addition, thanks to the knowledge and experience acquire working on DEMON, I had the opportunity to interact and discuss with researchers involved in real proposals for new instruments, opening a window for future collaborations in this field. The paper with the details of the satellite was published in the SPIE conference proceedings 2006 (Vol. 6266 626633-1).
"October 3-10, KITP at UCSB (USA), conference: "Applications of Gravitational Lensing: Unique Insights into Galaxy Formation and Evolution", poster presented on "The Extragalactic Lens VLBI Imaging Survey (ELVIS): Searching for Central Images." My report on the conference can be found here.