The Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics (KICP) at the University of Chicago will host the 2013 CARMA Science Symposium on July 8-9, 2013. The two-day meeting will feature presentations relevant to the wide range of interdisciplinary science pursued with CARMA. In particular, there will be presentations from the community on potential future directions for CARMA-related research. These presentations include potential collaboration with new observatories, and science for which CARMA is uniquely suited.
Clusters of galaxies have long been recognized as sensitive cosmological probes. To realize their full constraining potential for “precision cosmology,” it is essential to address the outstanding questions on cluster physics. The aim of this workshop is to bring together observers in the X-ray and SZ fields, people working on gravitational lensing mass measurements and non-thermal phenomena in the radio and gamma-ray bands, and theorists developing numerical simulations and working on plasma processes. The focus will be on recent progress in our understanding of the cluster physics and how the various uncertainties and nontrivial processes in the ICM may affect cosmological tests. Apart from the old workhorses such as Chandra, XMM-Newton, Suzaku, Fermi, SWIFT, GMRT, VLA and the ground-based SZ telescopes, we will discuss new results from Herschel, Planck, NuStar, and LOFAR. On a theoretical side, simulations with various microphysical properties of the ICM and the inclusion of various macroscopic effects will be discussed, as well as predictions for Astro-H.
Topics to be covered:
- SZ observations: individual clusters, samples
- X-ray masses & their uncertainties
- Gravitational lensing masses
- Mass scaling relations
- Nuisance parameters for precision cosmology
- Observations & simulations of mergers, shocks & cold fronts
- ICM turbulence: simulations, current constraints
- Cluster outskirts
- Cold gas & star formation in cool cores
- AGN-ICM interaction
- Relativistic matter in clusters: theory & observations
- Transport processes in the ICM
More info: SnowCLUSTER 2013