Multiwavelength Analysis of Galaxy Clusters

Seth Siegel


I will describe the joint analysis of X-ray, weak lensing, strong lensing, and Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) measurements of the CLASH sample of 25 massive galaxy clusters. The high-quality multiwavelength data is able to constrain more realistic parametric models for the distribution of dark and baryonic matter in the galaxy clusters, avoiding biases in mass estimates that result from the assumptions of spherical symmetry and hydrostatic equilibrium. I will present results for a subsample of the clusters, including constraints on the level of non-thermal pressure support in the intracluster medium (ICM). I will conclude by introducing the Multiwavelength Sub/millimeter Inductance Camera (MUSIC), a new photometric imaging camera for the Caltech Submillimeter Observatory that is simultaneously sensitive to four bands at 150, 230, 290, and 350 GHz, and is ideally suited for studies of the ICM through the SZ effect. I will discuss the characterization and removal of the various sources of noise inherent to MUSIC's Microwave Kinetic Inductance Detectors (MKIDs) and their readout electronics.

Date: Jeudi, le 29 janvier 2015
Heure: 15:30
Lieu: Université McGill
  McGill Space Institute (3550 University), Conference Room
Contact: Robert Rutledge