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 Chandra observation of A 1703
- Analysis of the NuSTAR mosaic of the Coma cluster
- Paper about the discovery of a shock front in A115 (see astroph)
- NuSTAR observations of A754 (100ks, PI) and of A665 (200ks, co-I) awarded in AO2 (see here)
- Paper about a textbook example of ram pressure stripping in Hydra A accepted by A&A (see astroph)
- Paper about the cluster A1142, a cool core lacking a BCG accepted by ApJ (see astroph)