Thesis / Dissertation

Weighing the Giants: Measuring galaxy cluster masses with CMB lensing

Sanjaykumar Patil, Christian Reichardt (ed.)

Published : 2019

Abstract

Galaxy clusters are powerful probes of cosmology. Their abundance depends on the rate of structure growth and the expansion rate of the universe, making the density of clusters highly sensitive to dark energy. Galaxy clusters additionally provide powerful constraints on matter density, matter fluctuation amplitude, and the sum of neutrino masses. However, cluster cosmology is currently limited by systematic uncertainties in the cluster mass estimation. Generally, the cluster masses are estimated using observable-mass scaling relations where the observable can be optical richness, X-ray temperature etc. The observable-mass scaling relation depends on the complex cluster baryonic physics whic..

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