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 NuSTAR Coma cluster observation
- Analysis of the XMM follow up of SL2S groups
- Paper on hot subdwarf stars reporting also the serendipitous detection of a cluster accepted for publication on MNRAS (see astro-ph)
- Paper on the NuSTAR observation of the Bullet Cluster submitted for publication on ApJ (see astro-ph)
- Suzaku observations to map the outskirts of RXJ 1159 (200 ks, PI Su, B time), to map the ourskirts of MKW 4 (100ks, PI Su, C time) and to observe candidate fossil groups (180 ks, PI D'Onghia, C time) approved in AO9
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