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Simulations of galaxy clusters collisions

Grant number: 18/16772-6
Support type:Scholarships in Brazil - Scientific Initiation
Effective date (Start): November 01, 2018
Effective date (End): October 31, 2019
Field of knowledge:Physical Sciences and Mathematics - Astronomy - Extragalactic Astrophysics
Principal Investigator:Gastão Cesar Bierrenbach Lima Neto
Grantee:Rafael Hiroshi Doyama
Home Institution: Instituto de Astronomia, Geofísica e Ciências Atmosféricas (IAG). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). São Paulo , SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:11/51680-6 - Exploring the universe: from the galaxies formation to Earth-like planets with the Giant Magellan Telescope, AP.ESP


Rich galaxy clusters are the last and largest collapsed structures in the Universe. These structures grow by successive mergers according to the hierarchical scenario as a consequence of matter being dominated by a non-collisional cold component. In the present IC project, we intend to analyze the physical properties of clusters in collision through the use of N-body simulations. Comparing the results obtained from the simulations with available X-ray observations, it will be possible to describe the dynamical history of these objects.