Raymond & Beverly Sackler Lecture in Astrophysics, Rashid Sunyaev
Title: "Hot Intergalactic Gas in Clusters of Galaxies, Cosmic Microwave Background and Cosmology"
Abstract:Clusters of galaxies are the most massive objects in our Universe. Each of them contains dark matter, thousands of galaxies and is filled with hot intergalactic gas radiating in X-rays. Huge gravitational potential converts clusters of galaxies into excellent gravitational lenses able to amplify the light from very distant galaxies behind them.
Location: McDonnell A02
Date/Time: 04/10/12 at 8:00 pm - 04/10/12 at 10:30 pm
Open to the Public
Category: Special Event