15-20 March 2020
Europe/Berlin timezone

The ICM: synergies between radio and X-ray observations of clusters

17 Mar 2020, 14:20


Oral Presentation Clusters and Cosmology II


Reinout van Weeren (Leiden University)


In a growing number of galaxy clusters diffuse extended radio sources have been found. The radio emission implies the presence of cosmic rays and magnetic fields in the intracluster medium (ICM) on megaparsec scales. An important question is how the cosmic rays are accelerated that produce these extended synchrotron emitting sources. It is generally believed that shocks and turbulence play an important role in the acceleration of these cosmic rays. In this talk I will provide an overview of the synergies between radio and X-ray observations of clusters to understand the nature of the non-thermal ICM components.

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Reinout van Weeren (Leiden University)

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