DUEL is a European Community Research Training Network, composed of researchers from across Europe and Canada, running for four years from January 2007. The network comprises eight nodes at the following institutions:

  • Institute for Astronomy, The University of Edinburgh, U.K. [IfA]
  • Leiden Observatory, Universiteit Leiden, The Netherlands [Leiden]
  • Institut d'Astrophysique de Paris, France [IAP]
  • Osservatorio Astronomico di Capodimonte, Istituto Nazionale di Astrofisica, Italy [OAC]
  • Institut für Theoretische Astrophysik, Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg, Germany [ITA]
  • Argelander-Institut für Astronomie, Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, Germany [AIfA]
  • Fakultät für Physik, Ludwig Maximilians Universität München, Germany [USM]
  • University of British Columbia, Canada [BC]

This site contains information about the DUEL network and its science activities, a list of the DUEL network node directors, job opportunities within DUEL and the EU, publications relating to the public profile of the network and images of the science undertaken by members of DUEL. Further documents and information are to be found within the internal site.


  • 26 Oct 2010 -- DUEL Meeting in Sorrento

    The latest DUEL meeting is being held this week at Sorrento, running from 27-30th October.

    For further details see the meeting website here.

  • 25 Mar 2010 -- Hubble confirms cosmic acceleration with weak lensing

    "A new study led by European scientists [including several DUEL fellows] presents the most comprehensive analysis of data from the most ambitious survey ever undertaken by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. These researchers have, for the first time ever, used Hubble data to probe the effects of the natural gravitational "weak lenses" in space and characterise the expansion of the Universe."

    Fi\ nd the full NASA/ESA press release here.

  • 16 Nov 2009 -- Ten Years of Cosmic Shear

    We are proud to announce the DUEL sponsored international conference "Ten Years of Cosmic Shear", taking place next year in Edinburgh, 18th-23rd July 2010.

    The registration is open from now for Non-DUEL members and DUEL members.

    Extended registration - last few places available!

  • 06 Aug 2009 -- Next DUEL meeting at Ringberg Jan 2010

    Our next DUEL meeting, coordinated by Stella Seitz, will be hold at Ringberg Castle near Munich, Germany, 24th-26th January 2010.

    Please register here.

  • 04 Jun 2009 -- DUEL mid-term review in Edinburgh, 8th-9th Jul 2009

    The new confirmed date for the DUEL mid-term review in Edinburgh is 8th-9th July 2009.

    Please proceed to the message board of the internal DUEL pages or the DUEL TWiki for an agenda and accomodation opportunities.

    Please register here if your are coming to the meeting!

  • 28 April 2009 -- DUEL winter meeting near Munich, 24th -- 26th Jan 2010

    The next DUEL winter meeting will be hosted in the Ringberg castle, near Munich. Details and a registration form will follow later.

  • 21 April 2009 -- DUEL workshop in Paris, 24th Aug -- 4th Sept 09

    DUEL proudly announces a late-summer workshop on gravitational lensing in Paris comprising two complementing modules overall spanning two weeks. The first week features lectures in gravitational lensing and topics relevant to lensing, the second week has the goal to familiarise the students with the techniques and problems of data reduction and shape measurement in weak lensing.

    The registration is open until 10th of May.

    People who are living in Facebook can sign up for this DUEL event as well.

  • 08 December 2008 -- Next DUEL-network meeting in Heidelberg

    The registration for our next DUEL-meeting is now open! The meeting is from 14.-16 January 2009 in Heidelberg, Germany.

    Old registry link.

  • 14 November 2008 -- Next DUEL-network meeting in Heidelberg, Germany

    The next DUEL meeting will take place in Heidelberg on 14/15/16 January 2009 -- venue and details to be confirmed at a later date.

  • 20 June 2008 -- Launch of the DUEL-TWiki

    We are now having a TWiki for our DUEL project available. Please see the internal pages for a link and registration instructions.

  • 20 April 2008 -- Announcement of DUEL workshop in Victoria, Canada

    Our next DUEL meeting is taking place June 25-27, 2008, in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

    Please find the workshop details, accomodation information and a registration form here.

  • 14 January 2008 -- DUEL-Network meeting in Leiden, Netherlands

    For detailed information on this previous meeting click here!

  • 27 July 2007 -- DUEL-Kickoff meeting in Edinburgh, Scotland

    The DUEL network will hold its 'kick-off' meeting at the Royal Observatory, Edinburgh on the 8th and 9th of October.
    Detailed information on the previous DUEL Network kick-off are available here!

  • 27 June 2007 -- Website Update

    The DUEL website nears completion. Both the internal and external sites are populated.

  • 18 June 2007 -- Website Update

    The DUEL website recently began development. At present, only the About DUEL page is accessible.

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