SNAP Reading List
For NASA ADS links below, click on "Full Refereed Journal Article" near the
top of the abstract page to download the pdf file of the paper.
"Cosmological Implications from Observations of Type Ia Supernovae".
Leibundgut, B. 2001, ARA&A, 39, 67
"Type IA Supernovae and the Hubble Constant".
Branch, D. 1998, ARA&A, 36, 17
"Optical Spectra of Supernovae".
Filippenko, A.V. 1997, ARA&A, 35, 309
"Probing the Universe with Weak Lensing".
Mellier, Y. 1999, ARA&A, 37, 127
"Weak Lensing and Dark Energy".
Huterer, D. 2001, astro-ph/0106399
- Josh Frieman's Weak Lensing Tutorial (18 Dec 2002) and related references
- Powerpoint slides in ppt or
What was covered was primarily from slides 1-32, 39, 42-43.
Note references to the transparencies in the next item. (Apologies that a
few slides in the pdf file are not very legible on screen, but
they do seem to print out ok.)
- Handwritten transparencies in pdf
- "Weak Lensing (and other) Measurements from
Ground and Space Observatories".
Bernstein, G. 2001, CfCP Workshop 12/16/01.
These slides provide additional descriptions and illustrations of
measurement methods and systematic effects. Also compares SNAP vs. LSST.
"Study of the SNAP PSF for Weak Lensing".
Rhodes, J. 2002, from SNAP Public Documents site.
This paper presents calculations of the SNAP PSF.
"Shapes and Shears, Stars and Smears: Optimal Measurements for Weak Lensing".
Bernstein, G., & Jarvis, M. 2002, AJ, 123, 583.
This is a "comprehensive but exhausting" paper with detailed technical
descriptions of ellipticity and shear
measurements, corrections for the PSF, systematic effects, etc.
"Shapelets: I. A Method for Image Analysis".
Refregier, A. 2001, astro-ph/0105178.
"Shapelets: II. A Method for Weak Lensing Measurements".
Refregier, A., & Bacon, D. 2001, astro-ph/0105179.
These papers describe use of the shapelet method for weak lensing measurements.
"Weak Lensing Results from the 75 Square Degree CTIO Survey".
Jarvis, M., et al. 2002, astro-ph/0210604. This paper provides a description
of data reduction and analysis techniques as applied to a recent large
weak lensing survey.
"Weak Gravitational Lensing".
Bartelmann, M., & Schneider, P. 2001, Physics Reports, 340, 291-472;
also astro-ph/9912508. This is a lengthy review of weak gravitational lensing.
"POI: The Panoramic Optical Imager".
Pan-STARRS project home page. Suggested by Scott Dodelson,
pp. 53-58 of this document compares weak lensing performance
for SNAP vs. the ground-based POI (now called Pan-STARRS).
SNAP Science and Simulations
Introductory General Astronomy Text
- "The Physical Universe: An Introduction to Astronomy,"
Shu, F. H. 1982 (Mill Valley: University Science Books)
Last modified: Thu Dec 19 14:13:39 CST 2002