Clusters of Galaxies- the Most Massive Systems in the Universe

Speaker:Professor Richard Mushotzky
Affiliation:University of Maryland
Organizer:Eric Akkerman and Ehud Behar
Location:Lidow Rosen Auditorium (323)
Remark:This colloquium is part of the Israel Pollak Distinguished Lecture Series

Clusters of galaxies are the largest bound structures in the Universe. They are cosmic laboratories to study a wide range of physical and astrophysical phenomena including dark matter, the chemical evolution of the universe, the formation and evolution of cosmic structure, the cosmological parameters , plasma physics on the largest scales, and relativistic particle acceleration.  I will discuss these issues with an emphasis on what can be learned from high-energy astrophysics observations.