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MAss RAtio evolution in Clusters between HAlos and Sub-halos

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Coordinator
UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM 

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address: STOCKTON ROAD THE PALATINE CENTRE
city: DURHAM
postcode: DH1 3LE
website: www.dur.ac.uk

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Total cost 212˙933 €
 EC max contribution 212˙933 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2019
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-RI
 Starting year 2020
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2020-11-02   to  2022-11-01

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1    UNIVERSITY OF DURHAM UK (DURHAM) coordinator 212˙933.00

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 Project objective

Structure in our universe grow hierarchically, where small structures (stars and galaxies) assemble first and later on galaxies group together in large potential wells to form clusters. Clusters of galaxies are the largest structure observable in our Universe, and can contain more than hundreds of galaxies. Nonetheless, the stars in the galaxies contribute to only a little of its mass. Indeed, the main matter component is dark matter. Little is known about dark matter besides that it interacts through gravity with ordinary matter. For instance, we believe that every galaxy carry their own small halo of dark matter, and when they fall in a cluster part of that halo is stripped and diffused in the larger halo of the cluster. In this study, I will be using the gravitational lensing effect to answer questions on the evolution of dark matter components that make the majority of clusters. In my case, gravitational lensing refers to the bending of the light emitted by a galaxy located far behind the cluster, due to the mass of the cluster itself. I will study the galaxies and their dark matter falling in the cluster and losing their dark matter to the profit of the cluster, also called the sub-halos mass loss. This will bring new insights to the overall structure evolution in our Universe, and answer fundamental questions about dark matter properties. Based on my experience gained during my PhD and postdoc at the University of Michigan, returning to the EU to conduct this study will allow me to increase my ability to design, program and develop large analyses of observational data. The experienced contributors will greatly promote such challenging observational analysis and have the expertise to link this work to the latest theoretical predictions thanks to Durham’s state-of-the-art cosmological simulations. This will broaden my skills, giving me an (important) opportunity to work with theorists.

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