Newly Discovered Gravitational Lenses Could Reveal Ancient Galaxies and the Nature of Dark Matter

Excerpt from the UC Davis News article:

An international team of astronomers has discovered dozens of strong gravitational lenses that will allow astronomers to look deep into the universe, revealing ancient structures and giving insight into the nature of dark matter.


The new sample is “a giant step forward in learning how galaxies form over the history of the universe,” said Tucker Jones, associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UC Davis and a co-author on the paper. UC Davis graduate student Keerthi Vasan G. C. and postdoctoral researcher Ryan Sanders also collaborated on the study.

Read the full article on the UC Davis News website here.

From left to right: Kris Mortensen (grad student), Keerthi Vasan G. C. (grad student), Sunny Rhoades (grad student), Ryan Sanders (postdoc), Erin Huntzinger (grad student). On screen: Yuguang Chen (postdoc)