The Shape and Dynamics of Galaxy Clusters and Evolution of Their Satellite Galaxies

Tae-hyeon Shin, University of Pennsylvania

Abstract

Galaxy clusters, which originate from the highest density peaks in the primordial Universe, contain valuable information on cosmology. They are fascinating objects in their own right as they involve an interplay of the physics of dark matter, gas and galaxies. Their complex formation history also leaves observational imprints. We study the shape and the boundary of galaxy clusters and their implications for astrophysics and cosmology. The evolution and dynamics of galaxies in cluster environments are two of the main applications studied in this thesis.

Subject Area

Astrophysics|Astronomy|Physics

Recommended Citation

Shin, Tae-hyeon, "The Shape and Dynamics of Galaxy Clusters and Evolution of Their Satellite Galaxies" (2020). Dissertations available from ProQuest. AAI27956662.
https://repository.upenn.edu/dissertations/AAI27956662

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