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Title: Cosmological Parameters from Observations of Galaxy Clusters

Abstract

Studies of galaxy clusters have proved crucial in helping to establish the standard model of cosmology, with a universe dominated by dark matter and dark energy. A theoretical basis that describes clusters as massive, multi-component, quasi-equilibrium systems is growing in its capability to interpret multi-wavelength observations of expanding scope and sensitivity. We review current cosmological results, including contributions to fundamental physics, obtained from observations of galaxy clusters. These results are consistent with and complementary to those from other methods. We highlight several areas of opportunity for the next few years, and emphasize the need for accurate modeling of survey selection and sources of systematic error. Capitalizing on these opportunities will require a multi-wavelength approach and the application of rigorous statistical frameworks, utilizing the combined strengths of observers, simulators and theorists.

Authors:
 [1];  [2];  [3]
  1. Stanford Univ., CA (United States). Kavli Inst. for Particle Astrophysics and Cosmology, Dept. of Physics
  2. Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (United States). Dept. of Physics and Astronomy and Michigan Center for Theoretical Physics
  3. NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC), Greenbelt, MD (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
SLAC National Accelerator Lab., Menlo Park, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1502963
Report Number(s):
SLAC-PUB-17063
Journal ID: ISSN 0066-4146
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC02-76SF00515
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 49; Journal Issue: 1; Journal ID: ISSN 0066-4146
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
79 ASTRONOMY AND ASTROPHYSICS; cosmology; dark energy; dark matter; galaxy clusters; intracluster medium; large-scale structure

Citation Formats

Allen, Steven W., Evrard, August E., and Mantz, Adam B.. Cosmological Parameters from Observations of Galaxy Clusters. United States: N. p., 2011. Web. doi:10.1146/annurev-astro-081710-102514.
Allen, Steven W., Evrard, August E., & Mantz, Adam B.. Cosmological Parameters from Observations of Galaxy Clusters. United States. doi:10.1146/annurev-astro-081710-102514.
Allen, Steven W., Evrard, August E., and Mantz, Adam B.. Thu . "Cosmological Parameters from Observations of Galaxy Clusters". United States. doi:10.1146/annurev-astro-081710-102514. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1502963.
@article{osti_1502963,
title = {Cosmological Parameters from Observations of Galaxy Clusters},
author = {Allen, Steven W. and Evrard, August E. and Mantz, Adam B.},
abstractNote = {Studies of galaxy clusters have proved crucial in helping to establish the standard model of cosmology, with a universe dominated by dark matter and dark energy. A theoretical basis that describes clusters as massive, multi-component, quasi-equilibrium systems is growing in its capability to interpret multi-wavelength observations of expanding scope and sensitivity. We review current cosmological results, including contributions to fundamental physics, obtained from observations of galaxy clusters. These results are consistent with and complementary to those from other methods. We highlight several areas of opportunity for the next few years, and emphasize the need for accurate modeling of survey selection and sources of systematic error. Capitalizing on these opportunities will require a multi-wavelength approach and the application of rigorous statistical frameworks, utilizing the combined strengths of observers, simulators and theorists.},
doi = {10.1146/annurev-astro-081710-102514},
journal = {Annual Review of Astronomy and Astrophysics},
number = 1,
volume = 49,
place = {United States},
year = {2011},
month = {9}
}

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