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The Magnetised Cosmic Web

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 MAGCOW project word cloud

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Project "MAGCOW" data sheet

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Organization address
address: VIA ZAMBONI 33
postcode: 40126

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 Coordinator Country Italy [IT]
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 Total cost 1˙465˙943 €
 EC max contribution 1˙465˙943 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.1. (EXCELLENT SCIENCE - European Research Council (ERC))
 Code Call ERC-2016-STG
 Funding Scheme ERC-STG
 Starting year 2017
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2017-09-01   to  2022-08-31


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# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
2    UNIVERSITAET HAMBURG DE (HAMBURG) participant 200˙000.00


 Project objective

On large scales cosmic matter is distributed in a web consistent of clusters, filaments, walls and voids. While the dark-matter skeleton of the cosmic web is closely traced by galaxies and galaxy clusters, the gaseous distribution has never been directly imaged at any wavelength. This situation might change within the next decade, thanks to the new generation of radio instruments that will survey the sky: LOFAR, MWA, ASKAP and the Square Kilometer Array. Non-thermal components, relativistic particles and magnetic fields are thought to have a spatial distribution that is broader than that of thermal baryons. For this reason, the new generation of radio telescopes should might be able to detect the tip of the iceberg from the rarefied intergalactic medium, provided that magnetic fields are sufficiently amplified in these regions. The detectable signal is expected to be weak and complex because of the contribution from radio galaxies and to the presence of diffuse fore- and backgrounds. The developments proposed in this ERC proposal are exactly designed to address this complexity, and turn future radio observations into a unique probe of the growth of magnetic fields and of the acceleration of particles. This will be possible through the theoretical exploration of plasmas in extreme conditions with sophisticated numerical simulations. With these simulations I will be able to predict the specific radio signature for the origin of extragalactic fields. This will enable the community to use radio surveys in a quantitative way and to determine the origin of extragalactic magnetism, a longstanding puzzle connected to many open questions of modern astrophysics. The legacy of this project will be its quantitative representation of non-thermal processes on the largest scales, ultimately going to be fully exploited by the Square Kilometer Array.


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2020 F Vazza
How complex is the cosmic web?
published pages: 5447-5463, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz3317
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 491/4 2020-03-11
2020 A. Weltman, P. Bull, S. Camera, K. Kelley, H. Padmanabhan, J. Pritchard, A. Raccanelli, S. Riemer-Sørensen, L. Shao, S. Andrianomena, E. Athanassoula, D. Bacon, R. Barkana, G. Bertone, C. Bœhm, C. Bonvin, A. Bosma, M. Brüggen, C. Burigana, F. Calore, J. A. R. Cembranos, C. Clarkson, R. M. T. Connors, Á. de la Cruz-Dombriz, P. K. S. Dunsby, J. Fonseca, N. Fornengo, D. Gaggero, I. Harrison, J. L
Fundamental physics with the Square Kilometre Array
published pages: , ISSN: 1448-6083, DOI: 10.1017/pasa.2019.42
Publications of the Astronomical Society of Australia 37 2020-03-11
2019 D Wittor, M Hoeft, F Vazza, M Brüggen, P Domínguez-Fernández
Polarization of radio relics in galaxy clusters
published pages: 3987-4006, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz2715
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 490/3 2020-03-11
2020 Gianfranco Brunetti, Franco Vazza
Second-order Fermi Reacceleration Mechanisms and Large-Scale Synchrotron Radio Emission in Intracluster Bridges
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.124.051101
Physical Review Letters 124/5 2020-03-11
2019 P Domínguez-Fernández, F Vazza, M Brüggen, G Brunetti
Dynamical evolution of magnetic fields in the intracluster medium
published pages: 623-638, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz877
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 486/1 2020-03-11
2019 C Stuardi, A Bonafede, D Wittor, F Vazza, A Botteon, N Locatelli, D Dallacasa, N Golovich, M Hoeft, R J van Weeren, M Brüggen, F de Gasperin
Particle re-acceleration and Faraday-complex structures in the RXC J1314.4-2515 galaxy cluster
published pages: , ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz2408
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2019-10-30
2019 F. Vazza, S. Ettori, M. Roncarelli, M. Angelinelli, M. Brüggen, C. Gheller
Detecting shocked intergalactic gas with X-ray and radio observations
published pages: A5, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201935439
Astronomy & Astrophysics 627 2019-10-30
2019 N. Locatelli, M. Ronchi, G. Ghirlanda, G. Ghisellini
The luminosity–volume test for cosmological fast radio bursts
published pages: A109, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201834722
Astronomy & Astrophysics 625 2019-10-30
2018 Nicola Locatelli, Franco Vazza, Paola Domínguez-Fernández
The Challenge of Detecting Intracluster Filaments with Faraday Rotation
published pages: 128, ISSN: 2075-4434, DOI: 10.3390/galaxies6040128
Galaxies 6/4 2019-10-30
2019 F. Govoni, E. Orrù, A. Bonafede, M. Iacobelli, R. Paladino, F. Vazza, M. Murgia, V. Vacca, G. Giovannini, L. Feretti, F. Loi, G. Bernardi, C. Ferrari, R. F. Pizzo, C. Gheller, S. Manti, M. Brüggen, G. Brunetti, R. Cassano, F. de Gasperin, T. A. Enßlin, M. Hoeft, C. Horellou, H. Junklewitz, H. J. A. Röttgering, A. M. M. Scaife, T. W. Shimwell, R. J. van Weeren, M. Wise
A radio ridge connecting two galaxy clusters in a filament of the cosmic web
published pages: 981-984, ISSN: 0036-8075, DOI: 10.1126/science.aat7500
Science 364/6444 2019-10-30
2019 F. Savini, A. Bonafede, M. Brüggen, D. Rafferty, T. Shimwell, A. Botteon, G. Brunetti, H. Intema, A. Wilber, R. Cassano, F. Vazza, R. van Weeren, V. Cuciti, F. De Gasperin, H. Röttgering, M. Sommer, L. Bîrzan, A. Drabent
A LOFAR study of non-merging massive galaxy clusters
published pages: A24, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833882
Astronomy & Astrophysics 622 2019-10-30
2019 S. P. O’Sullivan, J. Machalski, C. L. Van Eck, G. Heald, M. Brüggen, J. P. U. Fynbo, K. E. Heintz, M. A. Lara-Lopez, V. Vacca, M. J. Hardcastle, T. W. Shimwell, C. Tasse, F. Vazza, H. Andernach, M. Birkinshaw, M. Haverkorn, C. Horellou, W. L. Williams, J. J. Harwood, G. Brunetti, J. M. Anderson, S. A. Mao, B. Nikiel-Wroczyński, K. Takahashi, E. Carretti, T. Vernstrom, R. J. van Weeren, E. Orr
The intergalactic magnetic field probed by a giant radio galaxy
published pages: A16, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833832
Astronomy & Astrophysics 622 2019-10-30
2019 A. S. Rajpurohit, F. Allard, S. Rajpurohit, R. Sharma, G. D. C. Teixeira, O. Mousis, R. Kamlesh
Exploring the stellar properties of M dwarfs with high-resolution spectroscopy from the optical to the near-infrared (Corrigendum)
published pages: C1, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833500e
Astronomy & Astrophysics 622 2019-10-30
2019 R Grossová, N Werner, K Rajpurohit, F Mernier, K Lakhchaura, K Gabányi, R E A Canning, P Nulsen, F Massaro, M Sun, T Connor, A King, S W Allen, R L S Frisbie, M Donahue, A C Fabian
Powerful AGN jets and unbalanced cooling in the hot atmosphere of IC 4296
published pages: 1917-1925, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz1728
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 488/2 2019-10-30
2019 S Hackstein, M Brüggen, F Vazza, B M Gaensler, V Heesen
Fast radio burst dispersion measures and rotation measures and the origin of intergalactic magnetic fields
published pages: 4220-4238, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz2033
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 488/3 2019-10-30
2019 C Gheller, F Vazza
A survey of the thermal and non-thermal properties of cosmic filaments
published pages: 981-1002, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stz843
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 486/1 2019-10-30
2018 Sebastian Hutschenreuter, Sebastian Dorn, Jens Jasche, Franco Vazza, Daniela Paoletti, Guilhem Lavaux, Torsten A Enßlin
The primordial magnetic field in our cosmic backyard
published pages: 154001, ISSN: 0264-9381, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6382/aacde0
Classical and Quantum Gravity 35/15 2019-06-13
2018 F Vazza, M Brüggen, P M Hinz, D Wittor, N Locatelli, C Gheller
Probing the origin of extragalactic magnetic fields with Fast Radio Bursts
published pages: 3907-3915, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty1968
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 480/3 2019-06-13
2018 A Wilber, M Brüggen, A Bonafede, D Rafferty, F Savini, T Shimwell, R J van Weeren, A Botteon, R Cassano, G Brunetti, F De Gasperin, D Wittor, M Hoeft, L Birzan
Search for low-frequency diffuse radio emission around a shock in the massive galaxy cluster MACS J0744.9+3927
published pages: , ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty414
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 2019-06-13
2017 Daniele Montanino, Franco Vazza, Alessandro Mirizzi, Matteo Viel
Enhancing the Spectral Hardening of Cosmic TeV Photons by Mixing with Axionlike Particles in the Magnetized Cosmic Web
published pages: , ISSN: 0031-9007, DOI: 10.1103/physrevlett.119.101101
Physical Review Letters 119/10 2019-06-13
2017 F. Vazza, G. Brunetti, M. Brüggen, A. Bonafede
Resolved magnetic dynamo action in the simulated intracluster medium
published pages: 1672-1687, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx2830
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 474/2 2019-06-13
2018 S Hackstein, F Vazza, M Brüggen, J G Sorce, S Gottlöber
Simulations of ultra-high energy cosmic rays in the local Universe and the origin of cosmic magnetic fields
published pages: 2519-2529, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/stx3354
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 475/2 2019-06-13
2017 F Vazza, M Brüggen, C Gheller, S Hackstein, D Wittor, P M Hinz
Simulations of extragalactic magnetic fields and of their observables
published pages: 234001, ISSN: 0264-9381, DOI: 10.1088/1361-6382/aa8e60
Classical and Quantum Gravity 34/23 2019-06-13
2018 V Vacca, M Murgia, F Govoni, F Loi, F Vazza, A Finoguenov, E Carretti, L Feretti, G Giovannini, R Concu, A Melis, C Gheller, R Paladino, S Poppi, G Valente, G Bernardi, W Boschin, M Brienza, T E Clarke, S Colafrancesco, T A Enßlin, C Ferrari, F de Gasperin, F Gastaldello, M Girardi, L Gregorini, M Johnston-Hollitt, H Junklewitz, E Orrù, P Parma, R Perley, G B Taylor
Observations of a nearby filament of galaxy clusters with the Sardinia Radio Telescope
published pages: 776-806, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty1151
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 479/1 2019-06-13
2019 A. M. Bykov, F. Vazza, J. A. Kropotina, K. P. Levenfish, F. B. S. Paerels
Shocks and Non-thermal Particles in Clusters of Galaxies
published pages: , ISSN: 0038-6308, DOI: 10.1007/s11214-019-0585-y
Space Science Reviews 215/1 2019-05-15
2018 A Bonafede, M Brüggen, D Rafferty, I Zhuravleva, C J Riseley, R J van Weeren, J S Farnes, F Vazza, F Savini, A Wilber, A Botteon, G Brunetti, R Cassano, C Ferrari, F de Gasperin, E Orrú, R F Pizzo, H J A Röttgering, T W Shimwell
LOFAR discoveryof radio emission in MACS J0717.5+3745
published pages: 2927-2938, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty1121
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 478/3 2019-05-15
2018 J. Donnert, F. Vazza, M. Brüggen, J. ZuHone
Magnetic Field Amplification in Galaxy Clusters and Its Simulation
published pages: , ISSN: 0038-6308, DOI: 10.1007/s11214-018-0556-8
Space Science Reviews 214/8 2019-05-15
2019 V. Ghirardini, D. Eckert, S. Ettori, E. Pointecouteau, S. Molendi, M. Gaspari, M. Rossetti, S. De Grandi, M. Roncarelli, H. Bourdin, P. Mazzotta, E. Rasia, F. Vazza
Universal thermodynamic properties of the intracluster medium over two decades in radius in the X-COP sample
published pages: A41, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833325
Astronomy & Astrophysics 621 2019-05-15
2019 D. Eckert, V. Ghirardini, S. Ettori, E. Rasia, V. Biffi, E. Pointecouteau, M. Rossetti, S. Molendi, F. Vazza, F. Gastaldello, M. Gaspari, S. De Grandi, S. Ghizzardi, H. Bourdin, C. Tchernin, M. Roncarelli
Non-thermal pressure support in X-COP galaxy clusters
published pages: A40, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201833324
Astronomy & Astrophysics 621 2019-05-15
2018 Vazza, F.; Brüggen, M.; Hinz, P. M.; Wittor, D.; Locatelli, N.; Gheller, C.
Probing the origin of extragalactic magnetic fields with Fast Radio Bursts
published pages: , ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.6092/unibo/amsacta/5976
Vazza, F. ; Bruggen, M. ; Hinz, P. M. ; Wittor, D. ; Locatelli, N. ; Gheller, C. (2018) Probing the origin of extragalactic magnetic fields with Fast Radio Bursts. [Preprint] 1 2019-05-15
2018 Cassano, R.; Corbelli, E.; Croston, J.; Donnarumma, I.; Ettori, S.; Ferdman, R.; Feretti, L.; Forbrich, J.; Gheller, C.; Ghirlanda, G.; Govoni, F.; Fender, R.; Ingallinera, A.; Johnston-Hollitt, M.; Markevitch, M.; Mesinger, A.; Moss, V.; Nicastro, F.; Padovani, P.; Panessa, F.; Piro, L.; Ponti, G.; Ferrari, C.; Pratt, G.; Rossi, E. M.; Sadler, E.; Sasaki, M.; Soria, R.; Stevens, I.; van Weeren, R.; Vazza, F.; Webb, N.; Merloni, A.; Akahori, T.; Akamatsu, H.; Ascasibar, Y.; Ballantyne, D.; Brunetti, G.
SKA-Athena Synergy White Paper
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI: e-Print Archive 1 2019-05-15
2018 Nicola Locatelli, Gabriele Ghisellini
Cross section of curvature radiation absorption
published pages: A84, ISSN: 0004-6361, DOI: 10.1051/0004-6361/201731822
Astronomy & Astrophysics 617 2019-05-15
2018 F Vazza, M Angelinelli, T W Jones, D Eckert, M Brüggen, G Brunetti, C Gheller
The turbulent pressure support in galaxy clusters revisited
published pages: L120-L124, ISSN: 1745-3933, DOI: 10.1093/mnrasl/sly172
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society: Letters 481/1 2019-05-15
2018 C Gheller, F Vazza, A Bonafede
Deep learning based detection of cosmological diffuse radio sources
published pages: 3749-3761, ISSN: 0035-8711, DOI: 10.1093/mnras/sty2102
Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society 480/3 2019-05-15

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