XMM-Newton 2012 Science Workshop

Galaxy Clusters as Giant Cosmic Laboratories
ESAC, Madrid, Spain, 21 - 23 May 2012

The following conference related information is available:


Printed Proceedings

The refereed proceedings have been published in volume 334, issue 04-05(2013) of the Astronomische Nachrichten / Astronomical Notes (AN) and can be accessed from the ADS.


Online Presentations

All contributions are listed with title and name of first author. The electronic versions (if available) can be accessed in the format provided by the authors by clicking on the titles.





Opening Remarks, N. Schartel


Dynamical and thermal structure of galaxy clusters and their ICM

Invited Talks

The thermal and dynamical state of cluster cores, J. Sanders


Contributed Talks

Observing simulated galaxy clusters: the prospects of velocity diagnostics of the ICM, V. Biffi

Exploring the dynamics of A194, A. Bogdan

The gas distribution in galaxy cluster outer regions, D. Eckert

Extending measures of the ICM to the outskirts: facts, myths and puzzles., S. Molendi

Bulk motion measurements in clusters of galaxies using XMM-Newton and ATHENA, J. Nevalainen

X-ray study of clusters at the outer edge and beyond, T. Ohashi

Challenging the merging/sloshing cold front paradigm with a new XMM observation of A2142, M. Rossetti

Shock fronts, electron-ion equilibration and ICM transport processes in the merging cluster Abell 2146, H. Russell

Temperature, entropy, and mass profiles to the virial radius of galaxy clusters with Suzaku, K. Sato

Probing the Microphysics of the Intracluster Medium with Cold Fronts in the ICM, J. ZuHone



Turbulence measurements in two giant elliptical galaxies, J. de Plaa

Sloshing cold fronts in the IC1860 group, F. Gastaldello

X-ray and dynamical properties of the DAFT/FADA cluster sample, L. Guennou

Exploring the outskirts of the galaxy clusters Abell 2029 and PKS 0745-191 to the virial radius, S. Walker

Studying the properties of galaxy cluster morphology estimators, A. Weissmann


Non-thermal processes in clusters

Invited Talks

LOFAR and the origin and evolution of galaxies and clusters, H. Rottgering


Contributed Talks

Discovery of the first radio halo in a new Planck cluster confirmed by XMM Newton, R. Kale

CIZA J2242.8+5301: The galaxy cluster with the strongest merger shock, G. Ogrean

X-ray Observations of Shocks and Radio Emission in Abell 3667, Abell 665, Abell 2061, and the Cygnus-A Cluster, C. Sarazin



An SZ take on Cluster Radio Haloes, K. Basu


Cluster mass determination

Invited Talks

X-ray Galaxy Cluster mass profiles: present constraints and limitations, S. Ettori

Measuring masses using weak gravitational lensing, H. Hoekstra

Multiwavelength Constraints on Scaling Relations and Substructure in a Sample of 50 Clusters of Galaxies, A. Mahdavi


Contributed Talks

A simple recipe for estimating masses of elliptical galaxies and clusters of galaxies., N. Lyskova

Galaxy cluster mass profiles, G. Pratt



Improved strong lensing mass reconstruction in galaxy clusters with a non-parametric method, J. Diego

Individual mass determination of the HIFLUGCS Clusters, G. Schellenberger

Clustering algorithm: Sensitivity of mass determination using Abell 3581, S. Wilson


Cluster scaling relation with emphasis on X-rays

Invited Talks

The X-ray Scaling Properties of Galaxy Clusters, B. Maughan


Contributed Talks

Fossil Groups Origins (FOGO) project: X-ray scaling relations of fossil systems, J. Aguerri

Evolution of the X-ray luminosity-temperature relation from the XCS first data release, M. Hilton

Scaling relations with a complete sample of galaxy groups, L. Lovisari



The fundamental plane of clusters of galaxies, M. D'Onofrio

X-ray properties of Fossil Groups, E. Jimenez Bailon


AGN feedback in clusters

Invited Talks

The Herschel view of clusters of galaxies, A. Edge

AGN Feedback in Clusters, B. McNamara

AGN feedback in clusters: the feedback cycle, P. Nulsen


Contributed Talks

The Duty Cycle of Radio Mode Feedback, L. Birzan

Solving the Cooling Flow Problem through Mechanical AGN Feedback, M. Gaspari

The environmental impact of powerful radio galaxies in groups and clusters, M. Hardcastle

Radio loud AGN: is there a link between luminosity and cluster environment?, J. Ineson

The Role of AGN Feedback in Strong Lensing Predictions, M. Killedar

The Influence of Cooling and Feedback on Cluster Pressure Profiles, S. Pike

Baryon Census in Hydrodynamical Simulations of Galaxy Clusters, S. Planelles

Initial Results from a Very Deep Chandra Observation of the Galaxy Group NGC 5813, S. Randall

The cold feedback mechanism, N. Soker

Triggering of AGN Feedback, M. Voit



Asynchronous growth of bulges and black holes in the optically faint, gas rich, early type galaxies NGC 4342 and NGC 4291, W. Forman

Heating gas perpendicular to the jets' direction, A. Gilkis

Low frequency radio maps for the REXCESS cluster sample, S. Heidenreich

Suppressing Hot Gas Accretion to Supermassive Black Holes by Stellar Winds, S. Hillel

Fundamental parameters of FRII radio galaxies and their impact on groups and clusters' environments, A. Kapinska

Investigating Radio Jets along the Fanaroff-Riley Divide as Measures of Cluster Environment and Feedback, T. Maciel

Active and star-forming galactic nuclei in WINGS , P. Marziani

Inflating a chain of X-ray deficient bubbles by a single jet activity episode, M. Refaelovich


Chemical composition of the ICM

Invited Talks

The origin of the chemical elements in cluster cores, J. de Plaa

Metals in clusters of galaxies observed with Suzaku and XMM-Newton, K. Matsushita


Contributed Talks

Metal jumps across sloshing cold fronts: the case of A496, S. Ghizzardi

X-ray Measurement of the Elemental Abundance at the Outskirts of the Perseus Cluster with Suzaku, S. Ueda


Comparison of X-ray, SZE and optical observations of clusters

Invited Talks

X-ray and Optical Observations of High Redshift SPT Selected Galaxy Clusters, J. Mohr

Galaxy cluster detections in the PLANCK Survey, E. Pointecouteau

A Fully Self-Consistent Picture of Galaxy Cluster Abundances and Optical, X-ray, and SZ Scaling Relations at z=0.2, E. Rozo


Contributed Talks

Mergers and AGN Outbursts in Planck SZ and X-ray Selected Cluster Samples, C. Jones

A Comparison of X-ray, Radio, and Lensing Results with GBT+MUSTANG Observations of the Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Effect, T. Mroczkowski

The Evolution of the Y-M scaling relation in MUSIC clusters, F. Sembolini

The 2XMMi/SDSS Galaxy Cluster Survey, A. Takey



The simulated SZ-richness relation, L. Porcelli

Mass and shape of Abell 1689, M. Sereno


The evolution of the cluster population with redshift

Contributed Talks

Detection and characterisation of the first Planck high-z candidates, I. Flores-Cacho

The smaller the better: X-ray groups as cosmic laboratories, S. Giodini

Search for Galaxy-ICM Interaction in Rich Clusters of Galaxies , L. Gu

Sunyaev-Zel'dovich Clusters in Millennium Gas Simulations, S. Kay

Shocking Tails in the Major Merger A2744, M. Owers

CL0024 as seen by the Galaxy Cluster Evolution survey (GLACE), R. Pérez-Martínez

Deep Chandra observation of the galaxy cluster WARPJ1415.1+3612 at z=1: an evolved cool-core cluster at high redshift, J. Santos

XCS: present status and latest results, P. Viana



GAMA Survey: SFR, metallicity, and stellar mass relationships in clusters of galaxies, M. Lara-Lopez

The DPOSSII distant compact groups of galaxies: evidence of cluster-induced group evolution, E. Pompei

Redshift evolution of the radio luminosity function inside galaxy clusters, M. Sommer


Galaxy clusters as cosmological probes

Invited Talks

Simulations to calibrate clusters for cosmology, S. Borgani

Comparison of Obervations and Simulations of galaxy clusters , K. Dolag


Contributed Talks

Distant Galaxy Clusters in a Deep XMM-Newton Observation, A. de Hoon

Probing High-Redshift Galaxies through Cluster Lensing, W. Zheng



Measuring the scatter in the mass richness relation for galaxy clusters using the correlation function, J. Campa

Cosmological tests with Galaxy Clusteres from ROSAT to eROSITA, G. Chon

Galaxy populations in rich and poor environments, H. Lietzen

How many strong gravitational lenses are there in the sky?, J. Vega



Concuding Remarks, H. Böhringer


Invited Speakers

Stefano Borgani Università di Trieste, Italy
Klaus Dolag University Observatory Munich, Germany
Alastair Edge University of Durham, UK
Stefano Ettori INAF, Bologna, Italy
Henk Hoekstra Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands
Andisheh Mahdavi San Francisco State University, CA, USA
Kyoko Matsushita Tokyo University of Science, Japan
Ben Maughan HH Wills Physics Laboratory, Bristol, UK
Brian McNamara University of Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Joseph Mohr LMU/MPE, Munich, Germany
Paul Nulsen CfA, Cambdridge, MA, USA
Jelle de Plaa SRON, The Netherlands
Etienne Pointecouteau             IRAP Toulouse, France
Piero Rosati ESO, Garching, Germany
Huub Rottgering Leiden Observatory, The Netherlands
Eduardo Rozo University of Chicago, USA
Jeremy Sanders University of Cambridge, UK

Scientific Organising Committee

Hans Boehringer (Chair)          MPE, Garching, Germany
Xavier Barcons Inst de Física de Cantabria (CSIC-UC), Spain
Stefano Borgani Università di Trieste, Italy
Marcus Brueggen Jakobs Universität, Bremen, Germany
Andy Fabian University of Cambridge, UK
William Forman Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, USA
Jelle Kaastra SRON, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Silvano Molendi INAF IASF, Milano, Italy
Takaya Ohashi Tokyo Metropolitan University, Japan
Kristian Pedersen Niels Bohr Institute/Copenhagen University, Denmark
Manolis Plionis National Observatory Athens, Greece
Trevor Ponman University of Birmingham, UK
Gabriel Pratt CEA Saclay, France
Craig Sarazin University Virginia, Charlottesville, VA, USA
Norbert Schartel (Co-chair) XMM-Newton SOC, Madrid, Spain

Local Organising Committee

Jan-Uwe Ness (Chair), Michelle Arpizou, Matthias Ehle, Anna-Lia Longinotti, Martin Stuhlinger
XMM-Newton Science Operations Centre, European Space Astronomy Centre, Madrid, Spain