|The Australia Telescope National Facility Colloquium|
|15:00-16:00 Wed 23 May 2018|
Marsfield Lecture Theatre
Mireia Montes Colloquium: Exploring the fossil record of cluster assembly: the intracluster light
An enigmatic component present in galaxy clusters is the intracluster light (ICL), made up of stars that are not bound to any particular galaxy but drift freely between galaxies in the cluster. Thought to form by the stripping of satellite galaxies as they fall into the cluster, characterizing the ICL is key to understand the assembly mechanisms occurring inside galaxy clusters. Despite its importance, little is known about this light as it is very difficult to observe due to its low surface brightness. In this sense, multi-wavelength deep observations provide valuable information about the progenitors of the ICL.
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