Foreground Physical Effects on LSST Weak Lensing Science

Workshop Description

Weak lensing science places stringent requirements on our ability to accurately measure galaxy shapes and redshifts, which in turn demands precise and accurate knowledge of the point spread function, astrometry, and photometry. These measurements are influenced by the interaction of light with Galactic dust, the Earth’s atmosphere, the telescope optics, and the CCD sensors. This workshop focused on expertise in these areas, assessing our current understanding of these physical effects and their impact on weak lensing science, and how our understanding can be improved and tested through observations, laboratory data, and simulations.

Workshop Details

  • Date: December 14-15, 2015
  • Location: UC Davis Conference Center
  • More information: Workshop website

Workshop Support

LSSTC Support:  $19,000