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Cosmology with extreme galaxy clusters

Harrison, Ian ORCID: 2013. Cosmology with extreme galaxy clusters. PhD Thesis, Cardiff University.
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This thesis describes the use of the rarest high-mass and high-redshift galaxy clusters to constrain cosmology, with a particular focus on the methodology of Extreme Value Statistics (EVS). Motivated by the prospect that even a single sufficiently high mass and high redshift cluster can provide strong evidence against a given cosmology, we first use exact EVS to construct the probability density function (PDF) for the mass of the most-massive cold dark matter (CDM) halo within a fixed redshift volume. We find that the approximation of uncorrelated haloes is valid for high mass haloes & 1015M and large volumes r & 100h

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Status: Unpublished
Schools: Physics and Astronomy
Subjects: Q Science > QB Astronomy
Uncontrolled Keywords: Cosmology; Galaxy Clusters; Statistics; Extreme Values; Large Scale Structure
Funders: STFC
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Last Modified: 25 Oct 2022 09:00

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