Workshop on the Magnification Profile of Elliptic Umbilics
Petters Research Institute, Dangriga, Belize

August 4-8, 2008

Overview

This is an invitational workshop with a limited number of participants designed for in-depth one-on-one scientific interactions. The workshop will concentrate on the characterization of the profile both outside and inside elliptic umbilic singularities appearing in gravitational lensing.

Petters Research Institute strongly encourages its foreign visitors to have a cultural and nature-based experience while in Belize. This may include visiting Garifuna, Mayan, and Mennonite communities, as well as rain forest reserves, cayes, wildlife sanctuaries, Mayan temples, etc.

Lectures and Discussion Topics

Organizer

A. O. Petters, Duke University