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Dr. Tommaso Treu

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University of California Los Angeles , USA
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  • Ph.D. , Astronomy and Astrophysics
    Scuola Normale Superiore
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It was a huge effort from ..., 18 Dec 2015 [cached]
It was a huge effort from the community to gather the necessary input data using Hubble, VLT-MUSE, and Keck and to construct the lens models," explains Tommaso Treu, lead author of the modelling comparison paper, from the University of California at Los Angeles, USA.
Tommaso Treu University of California Los Angeles
It was a huge effort from ..., 17 Dec 2015 [cached]
It was a huge effort from the community to gather the necessary input data using Hubble, (the Very Large Telescope's Multi Unit Spectroscopic Explorer), and Keck…to construct the lens models," said Tommaso Treu, of the Univ. of California at Los Angeles.
"Astronomers have been looking ..., 5 Mar 2015 [cached]
"Astronomers have been looking to find one ever since," said Tommaso Treu of the University of California Los Angeles, USA, the GLASS project's principal investigator.
Tommaso Treu University of California
Courtesy of Tommaso ..., 5 Mar 2015 [cached]
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"The supernova's different light paths are like different routes through Los Angeles traffic," said Tommaso Treu, a professor of physics and astronomy in the UCLA College, a co-author of the research and principal investigator of the Grism Lens Amplified Survey from Space project, or GLASS, that is analyzing the supernova.
Treu said that by studying the delays between the times that the different images reach Earth, astronomers can glean clues about the type of warped-space terrain the supernova's light had to cover.
"With this discovery, we can learn something new about dark matter. The brightness and delays of future images could tell us something about the clumpiness of dark matter," he said, adding that standard cosmological models predict that dark matter is predicted to be clumpy.
"Astronomers have been looking to find one ever since," Treu said.
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Scientists 'Weigh' Tiny Galaxy Halfway Across Universe, 4 Oct 2007 [cached]
Second author Tommaso Treu, assistant professor of physics at UCSB , explained that the imaging is made possible by the fact that the newly discovered galaxy is positioned behind a massive galaxy, creating an "Einstein ring.
Treu and his colleagues in the Sloan Lens ACS Survey (SLACS) collaboration are at the forefront of the study of Einstein ring gravitational lenses . With gravitational lensing, light from distant galaxies is deflected on its way to Earth by the gravitational field of any massive object that lies in the way. Because the light bends, the galaxy is distorted into an arc or multiple separate images. When both galaxies are exactly lined up, the light forms a bull's-eye pattern, called an Einstein ring, around the foreground galaxy.
The mass estimate for the galaxy, and the inference that many of its stars have only recently formed, is made possible by the combination of optical and near infrared images from the Hubble Space Telescope with longer wavelength images obtained with the Keck Telescope . "If the galaxy is representative of a larger population, it could be one of the building blocks of today's spiral galaxies, or perhaps a progenitor of modern dwarf galaxies," said Treu.
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