Conference poster

2010 marks the tenth anniversary of the detection of Cosmic Shear. To celebrate this, and to showcase the latest results from recent surveys as well as setting the agenda for Gravitational Lensing over the next 10 years, we are holding an international conference on Gravitational Lensing in Edinburgh.

The meeting is sponsored by the DUEL (Dark Universe with Extragalactic Lensing) European Community Research Training Network (a FP6 Marie Curie Action), and the University of Edinburgh.

Topics will include:

1. Cosmic Shear
2. Cluster lensing
3. Strong lensing
4. Galaxy-galaxy lensing
5. CMB lensing
6. Simulating Weak Lensing Surveys
7. Dark Energy, Dark Matter and Alternative Gravity

Update 29/07/10 - Talks

Slides from many of the talks are now available for download.

Update 28/07/10 - Picture and Video Gallery

Videos of the plenary talks are now available to view online, as are photos from the conference dinner.

Conference photo

Update 13/07/10 - Talk Schedule

The schedule of talks is now available .

Update 08/07/10 - Posters

The preferred format for the poster presentations is A1 portrait.

Update 28/06/10 - Observatory Visit

Please note the previously advertised visit to the Royal Observatory has now been cancelled.

Important dates

Extended Registration
Sun 18 Jul
Mon 19 Jul
Wed 21 Jul
Thu 22 Jul
Fri 23 Jul
7-9pm Reception and registration at John McIntyre Conference Centre
9am Conference begins in John McIntyre Conference Centre
Half day and 7pm conference dinner in Edinburgh castle
7pm Reception & 8pm public talk by Malcolm Longair in Edinburgh Filmhouse
2pm Conference ends
or see the conference programme for more details.


The conference fee is £200. This includes lunch and refreshments throughout the conference, and one ticket to the public lecture.


A local map of the Conference Centre, along with various contact details, is available as a pdf. The neighbouring Chancellors Court is also marked on the map.


A summary of transport options to the conference centre is outlined here .


Available options to book nearby accommodation can be found here.

The block booking of single, en-suite rooms in Chancellor's Court is now fully booked. For those staying at Chancellor's Court, keys can be collected from reception on arrival (see the map).

Please also take note of important information regarding Health and Safety, dining at the conference centre, local attractions, and cheaper bus travel within Edinburgh.

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Conference dinner

The conference dinner will be held in Edinburgh Castle and costs an aditional £60. There is a smart dress code for dinner. The number of places is limited; payment is required with registration and they will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

Directions from the conference centre to Edinburgh Castle.


A current list of registered participants may be found here. (Last updated 07/06/10)

Public Lecture

Professor Malcolm Longair will be delivering a public lecture at the Edinburgh Filmhouse. This will be followed by a special showing of the latest Star Trek movie (which is all about red matter). It's possible to go to just one or the other if you prefer.
Bring a friend! (Facebook event). Additional tickets cost £5.20 each.

Directions from the conference centre to the Filmhouse.

Scientific organising committee: Matthias Bartelmann, Bhuvnesh Jain, Konrad Kuijken, Yannick Mellier, Mario Radovich, Peter Schneider, Stella Seitz, Andy Taylor, Masahiro Takada, Ludovic van Waerbeke.

Local organising committee: Nathalie Dupin, Alan Heavens, Tom Kitching, Richard Massey, Alina Kiessling, Fergus Simpson, Patrick Simon, Andy Taylor, Paula Wilkie.