X-ray Distant Cluster Projectxdcp0044_0_o

The X-ray Distant Cluster Project is a medium sized collaboration that has discovered more than 40 distant (z>0.8) X-ray luminous cluster using archival XMM-Newton X-ray observations. The candidate clusters have been followed-up with optical and near-infrared imaging from ESO and Calar Alto telescoped and confirmed with spectroscopy using FORS2 at the Very Large Telescope.

The clean resulting sample is ideal for cosmological, cluster physics and galaxy population studies. The role of Dr. Miguel Verdugo in Vienna is to study the galaxy population in these distant systems using Spitzer infrared imaging and ground based observations.

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