Rene Fassbender (Max-Planck-Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics, Garching)

The X-ray luminous Galaxy Cluster Population at 0.9<z<~1.6
When Sep 19, 2012 from 03:00 PM to 04:00 PM
  • Special Seminar
Where LH, Seminar room
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XMM-Newton has been the unrivaled workhorse for X-ray selecting new high redshift galaxy clusters in the first half of cosmic time, in particular based on serendipitous archival searches. The most successful survey in this field has been the XMM-Newton Distant Cluster Project (XDCP), which has compiled a spectroscopically confirmed X-ray cluster sample of ~40 systems at z>0.8 (23 at z≥1) with a homogeneous redshift coverage all the way out to z~1.6. This talk will shortly review recent advances in distant cluster research, present the properties of the most distant massive X-ray luminous galaxy clusters up to z~1.6, discuss the radial distribution of AGN in distant cluster environments, and give an outlook on the eROSITA prospects for revealing and studying the z>0.8 cluster population.