About My Research
I'm an observer interested in the physics of clusters and group of galaxies as inferred mainly by X-ray observations but also from observations at other wavelengths like optical and radio. I work in particular on AGN feedback in cool cores, metal abundances in the intra-cluster and intra-group medium and the characterization of the dynamical state of a system.
Galaxy clusters are also important cosmological tools, provided we are able to measure their masses. This measure can be done in many different ways like for example using their X-ray emission, gravitational lensing or the dynamics of their member galaxies.
A selection of the latest projects I'm currently working on:
- Analysis of the XMM and optical observations of the cluster Abell 1703
- Analysis of the XMM follow up of SL2S groups
- Paper on a variable absorption feature conferming the highest magnetic field ever measured in a magnetar published on Nature (see astro-ph)
- Chandra observation (51ks) of Abell 1703 as PI and observations of the fossil group RXJ1416.4+2315 (100ks, PI Buote) and A 2256 (180 ks, PI Rudnick) approved in AO15
- Paper on the core of the X-ray and Hα bright cluster Zw1742+3306 accepted for publication in A&A (see astro-ph)
- Paper on the outermost cold front in A2142 accepted for publication in A&A (see astro-ph)
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