Winter Semester 2007-2008 (October 1 - March 31)

Title: Dark Matter and Dark Energy Explored with Radio and X-ray Observations (astro855)

Lecturers: Priv. Doz. Dr. J. Kerp and Dr. T. H. Reiprich
Place: Argelander-Institut für Astronomie, Auf dem Hügel 71, 53121 Bonn-Endenich, Lecture Hall 1.11
Time: Fridays 13:15 - 14:45
Dates: October 15 - February 8

To constrain the nature of Dark Energy and Dark Matter is one of the top themes of modern astrophysics. In this lecture we present a coherent picture of this topic using information carried by radio and X-ray wavelengths. In the first part of the lecture we will cover modern distance determination methods, the structure formation, Compact High-Velocity Clouds, the Warm Hot Intergalactic Medium and the Sunyaev-Zeldovich Effect. In the second part of the lecture we elaborate on the theoretical background of dark matter and dark energy tests, describe several practical approaches with an emphasis on the use of galaxy clusters, and give an overview of relevant current and future instruments.

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