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Proposal Information for 2013B-0168


PI: Kelly D. Denney, Dark Cosmology Centre, Niels Bohr Institute, kelly@dark-cosmology.dk
Address: Juliane Maries Vej 30, DK-2100 Copenhagen, Denmark

CoI: Frederic Courbin, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Observatoire de Sauverny
CoI: Christopher S. Kochanek, Ohio State University
CoI: Chelsea L. MacLeod, U.S. Naval Academy
CoI: Georges Meylan, Laboratoire d'Astrophysique, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Observatoire de Sauverny
CoI: Christopher W. Morgan, U.S. Naval Academy
CoI: Ana Mosquera, Ohio State University
CoI: Leonidas Moustakas, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Caltech
CoI: Christopher A. Onken, Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics, The Australian National University
CoI: Bradley M. Peterson, Ohio State University
CoI: Dominique Sluse, Argelander Institut fuer Astronomie, Universitaet Bonn

Title: Reverberation Mapping of a Gravitationally-lensed Quasar

Abstract: We propose to perform for the first time a reverberation mapping program on a gravitationally lensed quasar. Gravitationally lensed quasars are already rich test beds for studying cosmology, black hole accretion physics, dark matter, and galaxy properties. Here, we will expand their use by spectroscopically monitoring the CIV and Hbeta broad quasar emission lines with both GMOS and NIFS to measure the broad line region size and black hole mass of the z=1.7 lensed quasar HE0435-1223. The success of this program has significant implications for studies of quasar physics, galaxy evolution at high redshift, and further studies of cosmology, and it is possible with only a modest amount ( 7 nights) of Gemini time over the next two semesters.


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