The Ph.D. student Margherita Bettinelli of the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias and the University of La Laguna, has recently discovered an Einstein ring. These phenomena, predicted by Einstein's theory of General Relativity, are quite rare but scientifically interesting. The interest is sufficiently strong that this object has been given its own name: the 'The Canarias Einstein ring.' The research was carried out by the Stellar Populations group at the IAC.
- Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society