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Dr Ben Maughan

Dr Ben Maughan

Dr Ben Maughan
MPhys(Wales), PhD(Birm)

Senior Lecturer

Office 4.19
HH Wills Physics Laboratory,
Tyndall Avenue, Bristol BS8 1TL
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 3316822

Research summary

I study clusters of galaxies, which are the largest gravitationally bound objects in the Universe. In particular I use X-ray observations to measure the properties of the hot gas that fills galaxy clusters, and use that information to try to determine their masses.

The numbers and masses of galaxy clusters can tell us a great deal about the properties of our Universe, including the nature of the dark matter and energy that dominate the Universe.

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Recent publications

  • Pierre, M, Adami, C, Birkinshaw, M, Chiappetti, L, Ettori, S, Evrard, A, Faccioli, L, Gastaldello, F, Giles, P, Horellou, C, Iovino, A, Koulouridis, E, Lidman, C, Le Brun, A, Maughan, B, Maurogordato, S, Mccarthy, I, Miyazaki, S, Pacaud, F, Paltani, S, Plionis, M, Reiprich, T, Sadibekova, T, Smolcic, V, Snowden, S, Surdej, J, Tsirou, M, Vignali, C, Willis, J, Alis, S, Altieri, B, Baran, N, Benoist, C, Bongiorno, A, Bremer, M, Butler, A, Cappi, A, Caretta, C, Ciliegi, P, Clerc, N & others 2017, ‘The XXL survey: First results and future’. Astronomische Nachrichten.
  • Pierre, M, Adami, C, Birkinshaw, M, Chiappetti, L, Ettori, S, Evrard, A, Faccioli, L, Gastaldello, F, Giles, P, Horellou, C, Iovino, A, Koulouridis, E, Lidman, C, Le Brun, A, Maughan, B, Maurogordato, S, McCarthy, I, Miyazaki, S, Pacaud, F, Paltani, S, Plionis, M, Reiprich, T, Sadibekova, T, Smolcic, V, Snowden, S, Surdej, J, Tsirou, M, Vignali, C, Willis, J, Alis, S, Altieri, B, Baran, N, Benoist, C, Bongiorno, A, Bremer, M, Cappi, A, Caretta, C, Ciliegi, P, Clerc, N, Corasaniti, PS & others 2017, ‘The XXL survey: First results and future’. Astronomische Nachrichten.

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