|Clusters & Cosmology
Welcome to the Homepage of the
Clusters of Galaxies & Cosmology Group at MPE
The research group, led by Hans Böhringer,
is conducting observational and theoretical studies on the astronomy and astrophysics
of galaxy clusters, and on the assessment of the large-scale structure of the Universe.
These studies are undertaken
mainly on the basis of the observed galaxy cluster population, and
also form the basis for testing cosmological models. The research
group is part of the theory division of MPE but also includes members of the
X-ray astronomy and optical/interpretative astronomy divisions.
The main research topics of the group are
The main activities are detailed X-ray studies of galaxy clusters with the
satellite observatories XMM-Newton and Chandra, and optical studies, based
mainly at the Chilean
observatories of ESO and the German-Spanish observatory at Calar Alto.
Through detailed data analysis, modeling, and
simulations of the physics of galaxy clusters, we can gain insights into their
evolution and their role in
the large scale structure of the Universe. Our major goal is to contribute to the
understanding of the formation
of the visible large-scale structure of the
Universe, and to develop more and more stringent tests of cosmological models.
The upcoming eROSITA project will proviude us with data for a major breakthrough
in this cluster cosmology research.
- The structure of galaxy clusters
- The physics and chemical composition of the X-ray luminous intra-cluster medium
- The galaxy population of galaxy clusters
- Galaxy cluster surveys
- Study of the cosmic large-scale structure
- Tests of cosmological models
Further information on group research projects
can be found here.
Last update: 5. 1. 2012 by