First month of MAGCOW!

First month of MAGCOW!

Thursday, September 28, 2017


Franco Vazza


  1. November's Log
    30 Nov, 2017
    November's Log
    -In November, MAGCOW finally had the first 2 PhD students starting their activities: Paola Dominguez Fernandez (previously at the University of Bonn working on Dark Matter with C. Porciani) and Nicola Locatelli (previously at the University of Miland working on Fast Radio Bursts with G. Ghisellini). Paola will conduct numerical studies of the evolution of magnetic fields in the simulated intracluster medium while Nicola will conduct radio observations of the Faraday Rotation signal from the
  2. LOFAR proposal accepted!
    28 Oct, 2017
    LOFAR proposal accepted!
    The proposed observations of at least 2 out 3 plausible intracluster filaments using the High Band Antenna of LOFAR has been accepted, so more intriguing data for the project will soon arrive. The hope is that, also in combination with RM data of the same fields, strong constraints on the typical magnetisation properties of magnetic fields in the warm hot intergalactic medium can be placed for the first time. Notice the candidates have been chosen so that their (physical and projected)
  3. October log
    27 Oct, 2017
    October log
    The loneliness of MAGCOW's PI is almost over and 2 PhD will start in November, finally! Some of the activities: coauthored paper on the analysis of the "Sausage" cluster by F. Loi et al. using the Sardinia Radio Telescope here, which also lead to an INAF press release.  Another coauthored paper using SRT is underway. two new repository of data from MAGCOW have been starte: one on the large-scale simulations of the cosmic web, and another on our high-resolution simulation of galaxy clusters (both