AAS 197, January 2001
Session 67. New Technology and Its Achievements I
Oral, Tuesday, January 9, 2001, 1:30-3:00pm, Royal Palm 5/6

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[67.04] The Completion of the Cosmic Lens All-Sky Survey (CLASS)

D. Rusin (University of Pennsylvania)

The Cosmic Lens All-Sky Survey (CLASS) is the largest and most successful search for new arcsecond-scale radio-loud gravitational lens systems. The goal of CLASS is to provide the astronomical community with a large and uniformly-selected sample of lenses for use in a variety of astrophysical and cosmological studies.

Here I review the CLASS observational program, and present the final set of new gravitational lenses discovered by the survey. I then describe recent results that use the suite of CLASS lens systems to probe galaxy structure and cosmological parameters.

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