Special Issue "The Physical Properties of the Groups of Galaxies"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).
Interests: groups and clusters of galaxies; intracluster medium; X-ray; cosmology
Galaxy groups consist of a few tens of galaxies bound in a common gravitational potential and contain a significant fraction of the overall universal baryon budget. Therefore, they are key to our understanding of how the bulk of matter in the Universe accretes and forms hierarchical structures and how different sources of feedback affect their gravitational collapse. However, despite their crucial role in cosmic structure formation and evolution, galaxy groups have received less attention compared to massive clusters. This is perhaps in part due to their rarity in being observed and properly characterized. With the advent of eROSITA, many thousands of galaxy groups will be detected by X-ray, complementing optical and SZ coverage.
It is time to collect and organize the latest developments in our understanding of these systems and present future prospects from both observational and theoretical points of view.
This Special Issue aims to foster progress in the field of the physical properties of galaxy groups, facilitating effective cross-communication between observers, theorists, and simulators. Topics of interest to this Special Issue include (but are most certainly not limited to) multi-wavelength observations of single objects and samples, hydrodynamical simulations of cosmic structures, fossil/compact groups, the physics of the intragroup plasma and the distribution of the metals, and the scaling relations and their impact on cosmology.
Dr. Lorenzo Lovisari
Dr. Stefano Ettori
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- numerical simulations