National Astronomical Observatory of Japan

Precise Measurement of Dark Matter Distribution with Strong and Weak Gravitational Lensing

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An international research group led by Masamune Oguri, an assistant professor at IPMU, has made a precise measurement of dark matter distribution in galaxy clusters by analyzing both ‘strong’ and ‘weak’ gravitational lensing phenomena observed in images of 28 galaxy clusters taken at the Subaru 8.2-meter telescope. The result settles a long-standing controversy about the central concentration of dark matter distribution.