Article by Matthias Bartelmann and Peter Schneider about the statistical analysis of weak lensing effects that can be used to gain information about the large-scale mass distribution within our Universe.
Lecture notes by Ramesh Narayan (Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics) and Matthias Bartelmann (Max Planck Institute for Astronomy) about the basic concepts and applications of gravitational lensing.
Explains how gravitational lensing can be simulated using wine glasses as (unusually-shaped) glass lenses. Includes images and diagrams to explain the different phenomena gravitational lensing can produce. By Phil Marshall (Stanford University).
Review article by Joachim Wambsganss, published in Living Reviews in Relativity. Provides a brief history of gravitational lensing, an overview of the basic physics and of the variety of lensing phenomena, and an outlook on future research.
Article by Volker Perlick (Technical University, Berlin) published in Living Reviews in Relativity about gravitational lensing in curved spacetime (as opposed to descriptions that rely on slight relativistic deviations from the Newtonian-Euclidean description of gravity and space).
Site hosted by the Universit de Lige; features a bibliography, a list of lensing candidates, and descriptions of didactical experiments (involving glass lenses) useful for a better understanding of the phenomenon.
Homepage of CASTLEs, a gravitational lensing survey based at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. The main feature is a data base, complete with images, of all gravitational lens candidates that astronomers have identified so far.