Dr. Felipe Andrade-Santos
Post-Doctoral Research Fellow
Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics
60 Garden Street, MS-70
Cambridge, MA 02138
Office: B-306A, Phone: (617) 495-7096
Email: fsantos (at) cfa.harvard.edu
- I am currently a post-doctoral research fellow in the High Energy Astrophysics
Division at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics. I work
with Christine Jones, William Forman, Ralph Kraft,
and the other members of the Chandra X-ray Visionary Program (XVP)
to follow up in X-ray the clusters of galaxies detected by the Planck
Mission (click here for more information).
I am also member of the RELICS (REionization LensIng Cluster Survey)
program, a Hubble Space Telescope Treasury program (PI Coe) and
Spitzer Space Telescope GO program (PI Bradac).
Click here for a list of my publications and conference proceedings.
In the News
ESA's Planck Mission has provided a large, statistically
representative sample of very massive clusters, detected over the full
sky through their SZ effect. The Planck clusters are sufficiently
X-ray bright that for all 165 z < 0.35 clusters, Chandra will collect 10,000 source counts to characterize each cluster's dynamical state, including merger properties, measure cluster masses and mass proxies and define local cluster mass and temperature functions. Chandra observations will provide a benchmark at low redshifts for comparison to high redshift clusters and to cosmological N-body simulations.