Alexey Vikhlinin

Alexey Vikhlinin

Lecturer / SAO Astrophysicist
Alexey Vikhlinin

Research interests: X-ray studies of galaxy clusters and their applications for cosmology and physics of the intergalactic medium.  The main past projects in this area include: development of the efficient detection pipeline for extended X-ray sources -- the backbone of the 160 and 400 square degrees surveys; using Chandra to study cold fronts in merging clusters;  reconstruction of the mass distribution in low-redshift clusters from deep Chandra observations and study of cluster evolution at high redshifts; and using X-ray observations to constrain Dark Energy parameters using evolution of the cluster mass function.

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Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
160 Concord Avenue, MS-2
Cambridge, MA 02138
p: (617) 495-7044

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