Research report 2014 - Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics

A new standard ruler: Measuring angular diameter distances using time-delay strong lenses

Jee, Inh; Komatsu, Eiichiro, Suyu, Sherry (ASIAA)
Computational Structure Formation
Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics propose a crucially improved distance measurement. They use a strong gravitational lens system with a time-varying source (e. g. a quasar) to measure the angular diameter distance to the lens.

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