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Predicting Microlensing Rates and Properties in Wide-Field Surveys

  • Author(s): Fournier, Amanda Patrice
  • Advisor(s): Bildsten, Lars
  • Street, Rachel
  • et al.
Abstract

The rates and properties of out-of-plane microlensing events have been understudied in the past. We seek to remedy this by building a simulation of galactic stars and lensing events, drawing upon numerous up-to-date sources. The resulting code is a well-verified software tool which can be adapted to simulate a wide range of potential survey strategies and parameters. It will be a useful tool for the community to optimize the design of the deep, wide-angle surveys coming on line in the next decades, such as ATLAS, Evryscope, and LSST. In the text, we provide baseline all-sky lensing properties for a deep survey.

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