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Keshet, Uri

Faculty
Keshet, Uri
Email
ukeshet@bgu.ac.il
Office
54/214
Phone
08-6461177
Website
http://physics.bgu.ac.il/~ukeshet
Research type
Theoretical
Research topics

Astrophysics; Cosmology; Numerical physics

Researcher identification
ORCID

Research highlights

Virial shocks

Virial shocks

In the hierarchical paradigm of large-scale structure formation, galaxy clusters are the largest objects ever to virialize. These island universes are thought to grow by accreting mass through surrounding large scale, strong yet elusive, virial shocks. A combination of analytical, numerical, and observational techniques has recently led us to the first detections of these shocks, thus providing new routes for studying large-scale structure, tracing the cosmic-web, constraining shock physics, and probing dark matter and dark energy.

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