ACP Seminar (Astronomy - Cosmology - Particle Physics)

Speaker: Daisuke Nagai (Yale University)
Title: Cosmology and Astrophysics with Galaxy Clusters: Recent Advances and Future Challenges
Date (JST): Thu, Jul 15, 2010, 13:00 - 14:00
Place: Seminar Room A
Related File: 254.pdf
Abstract: Clusters of galaxies are unique and powerful probes of cosmology and astrophysics, promising to provide new insights into the nature of dark energy and dark matter and the physics of the most massive black holes and galaxies in the Universe. The study of galaxy clusters combines the richness of plasma physics with the predictive power of modern cosmological models to explain remarkable new observational results. In this talk, I will describe recent advances in theoretical and intensive numerical modeling of galaxy cluster formation to interpret recent X-ray and Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect cluster survey data. I will discuss outstanding issues and future challenges in this area.