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Astro Seminar

Studying the Largest Objects in the Universe Undergoing the Largest Collisions in the Universe with the Largest (movable) Telescope on Earth

Speaker: Mark Devlin (Pennsylvania)
Date: Wednesday 3 June 2020
Time: 15:00
Venue: Zoom

Clusters of Galaxies are the largest gravitationally-bound objects in the Universe. They form via mergers with energetics that are only rivaled by the Big Bang. The study of these objects and collisions can reveal the complex processes that govern the interactions. Observations at 90 GHz with the MUSTANG instrument on the GBT provide high (9”) resolution of the Sunyaev-Zel’dovich effect inside the clusters. Observations with the MUSTANG instrument have unlocked a new view of these massive objects. I will also show exciting data from objects much closer to home.