The Strong Gravitational Lens Finding Challenge

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Metcalf , R.; Meneghetti , M.; Avestruz , Camille; Bellagamba , Fabio; Bom , Clécio; Bertin , Emmanuel; Cabanac , Rémi; Davies , Andrew; Decencière , Etienne; Flamary , Rémi; Gavazzi , Raphael; Geiger , Mario; Hartley , Philippa; Huertas-Company , Marc; Jackson , Neal; Jullo , Eric; Kneib , Jean-Paul; Koopmans , Léon; Lanusse , François; Li , Chun-Liang; Ma , Quanbin; Makler , Martin; Li , Nan; Lightman , Matthew; Petrillo , Carlo; Serjeant , Stephen; Schäfer , Christoph; Sonnenfeld , Alessandro; Tagore , Amit; Tortora , Crescenzo; ... view all 35 authors
(2018)
  • Publisher: HAL CCSD
  • Subject: [ PHYS.ASTR ] Physics [physics]/Astrophysics [astro-ph] | [ PHYS.PHYS.PHYS-INS-DET ] Physics [physics]/Physics [physics]/Instrumentation and Detectors [physics.ins-det]
    arxiv: Astrophysics::Cosmology and Extragalactic Astrophysics

Large scale imaging surveys will increase the number of galaxy-scale strong lensing candidates by maybe three orders of magnitudes beyond the number known today. Finding these rare objects will require picking them out of at least tens of millions of images and deriving... View more
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