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The relation between the physical properties of the intracluster plasma and the large scale structure of the Universe

Grant number: 17/14601-7
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2017
Effective date (End): July 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Extragalactic Astrophysics
Principal Investigator:Gastão Cesar Bierrenbach Lima Neto
Grantee:Natália Crepaldi Del Coco
Home Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:12/00800-4 - The 3-D universe: astrophysics with large galaxy surveys, AP.TEM


The main goal of this project is the study of the possible relation between the physical properties of the intracluster plasma, determined through X-ray observations, and the large scale environment where clusters are found. Based on the clusters X-ray analysis we will measure the density, temperature, and metallicity radial profiles, while the large scale structure in the neighborhood of clusters will be analyzed based on the galaxy spatial distribution (in the optical) as well as based on the spatial distribution of nearby groups and clusters (in X-ray, based on the ROSAT All-Sky Survey). We will identify the possible correlations between the intracluster plasma physical properties with the environment and evaluate what this information brings to our understanding of large structure formation in the Universe. (AU)