Microlensing of Quasars

Joachim Wambsganss
2001 Publications Astronomical Society of Australia  
AbstractMicrolens-induced variability in multiple quasars can be used to study two cosmological issues of great interest, the size and brightness profile of quasars on one hand, and the distribution of compact (dark) matter along the line of sight on the other. Here a summary is given of recent theoretical progress as well as observational evidence for quasar microlensing, plus a discussion of desired observations and required theoretical studies.
doi:10.1071/as01016 fatcat:v763i3l4kbgcxm6e6pjlts6ste