FM6.1.02 — Physics and Evolution of Galaxy Clusters

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Aug 5th at 10:55 AM until 11:20 AM

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Author(s): Daisuke Nagai1

Institution(s): 1. Yale University

Recent years have witnessed the emergence of galaxy clusters as a powerful cosmological probe. However, the current cluster-based cosmological constraints are limited by uncertainties in cluster astrophysics. In order to exploit the statistical power of the current and upcoming X-ray and microwave cluster surveys, it is imperative to improve our understanding of the structure and evolution of the hot X-ray emitting gas in galaxy clusters. In this talk, I will discuss recent advances in computational modeling of galaxy cluster formation, with highlights on both successes and challenges and a strategy for controlling astrophysical uncertainties.