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The Future of Gravitational Optics

Blandford, R. D. (2001) The Future of Gravitational Optics. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific, 113 (789). pp. 1309-1311. ISSN 0004-6280. doi:10.1086/323901.

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In this speculative, millennial essay, I try to anticipate what sort of novel gravitational optics investigations might be undertaken after it becomes possible to map and monitor roughly 10^(12) sources (of which 10^9 may be usefully variable) comprehensively throughout electromagnetic and other spectra over the whole sky. Existing techniques suffice to produce three‐dimensional maps of the dark matter distribution of the accessible universe, to explore black hole spacetimes, and to magnify images of the first luminous sources, terrestrial planets, and compact objects.

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Additional Information:© 2001 The Astronomical Society of the Pacific. Received and accepted 2001 August 16; published 2001 October 10. This Essay is one of a series of invited contributions that will appear in the PASP throughout the years 2000 and 2001 to mark the new millennium. (Eds.) I acknowledge support under NSF grant AST 99‐00866 and thank Leon Koopmans for discussions and the editors for their patience.
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Official Citation:R. D. Blandford 2001 PASP 113 1309
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