Dec 11 – 15, 2023
Tsung-Dao Lee Institute
Asia/Shanghai timezone

Weak lensing cosmology beyond two-point shear correlations

Dec 15, 2023, 11:15 AM
Hall # 8

Hall # 8

Invited/Solicited talk in mini-symposium Gravitational Lensing


Prof. Zuhui Fan (Yunnan University)


With the fast development of high-precision large photometric surveys, weak lensing (WL) effects have become one of the major probes in cosmology. While the two-point shear correlations are the most extensively employed analyses, other statistics beyond that are desired because of the non-Gaussian nature of cosmic structures. In this presentation, I will discuss the cosmological application of WL peak statistics, particularly the high peak statistics, which are closely related to nonlinear massive halos. Besides the commonly adopted peak height statistics, a new analysis based on the peak steepness will also be presented, and the relevant systematics will be discussed. In addition, I will also discuss the potential of combining WL shear and magnification effects to calibrate the shear multiplicative bias using data alone.

Primary author

Prof. Zuhui Fan (Yunnan University)

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