Galaxies in our Universe are not randomly distributed, but rather follow the filamentary structure of the cosmic web. Filaments intersect in nodes which host hundreds to thousands of galaxies that are gravitationally bound to each other forming so called galaxy clusters.
These clusters of galaxies occupy a special position in the Universe’s hierarchy : they are the most massive and the largest objects that have had time to undergo gravitational collapse.
They constitute powerful cosmological probes, and from their properties we can learn a lot about the physical processes governing the evolution of our Universe.
In this context, I am particularly interested in the evolution of galaxy clusters and understanding how are they are shaped by different physical processes such as turbulence, magnetic fields and relativistic cosmic rays.
For this purpose, I am performing multi-physics hydrodynamical simulations of galaxy clusters in a cosmological environment using the RAMSES code.
- Master’s degree in astrophysics, Universtity of Côte d’Azur, Nice
- Bachelor’s degree in physics, University of Aix-Marseille, Marseille