Permanent URL to this publication: http://dx.doi.org/10.5167/uzh-13585
Coles, J (2008). A new estimate of the Hubble time with improved modeling of gravitational lenses. Astrophysical Journal, 679(1):17-24.
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This paper examines free-form modeling of gravitational lenses using Bayesian ensembles of pixelated mass maps. The priors and algorithms from previous work are clarified and significant technical improvements are made. Lens reconstruction and Hubble time recovery are tested using mock data from simple analytic models and recent galaxy formation simulations. Finally, using published data, the Hubble time is inferred through the simultaneous reconstruction of 11 time delay lenses. The result is H0−1 = 13.7−1.0+1.8 Gyr (H0 = 71−8+6 km s−1 Mpc −1).
|Item Type:||Journal Article, refereed, original work|
|Communities & Collections:||07 Faculty of Science > Institute of Theoretical Physics|
|Deposited On:||16 Feb 2009 16:19|
|Last Modified:||27 Nov 2013 23:05|
|Publisher:||Institute of Physics Publishing|
|Citations:||Web of Science®. Times cited: 22|
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