We aim to measure the relationship between the structure of galaxy clusters and the evolution of hot gas and galaxies that inhabit them, our main science goals include the following:
- To find out whether/how the shape, normalisation and scatter of the cluster mass-observable scaling relations depend on the dynamical state of clusters
- To characterise the systematic uncertainties in dark energy experiments that rely on counting galaxy clusters as a function of mass and redshift
- To probe the astrophysics of galaxy cluster assembly, e.g. whether/how cluster assembly modifies the cooling of intracluster gas in cluster cores
- To measure and understand physically the cluster-to-cluster scatter in obscured, unobscured and recently quenched star formation within clusters
- To build a large sample of well-characterised gravitational telescopes with which to search for the sources responsible for cosmic ionisation
Subsets of data include:
- The cosmological sample [link]
- Galaxy evolution/Herschel sample [link]
- The high LX sample [link]
For a complete list of LoCuSS papers, please see our Publications page.
For a list of current LoCuSS members and their affiliations, please see our People page.