ASIAA Summer Students Program
ASIAA Summer Student Program 2021
July 1 - August 31

2021 Project Description

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Searching for super-clusters using the Hyper Suprime-Cam Survey data

galaxy clusters
galaxy evolution
Hyper Suprime-Cam Survey


Yen-Ting Lin
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Task Description and Goals

The Subaru Hyper Suprime-Cam (HSC) Survey is a very deep, multi-filter imaging survey, which enables us to explore the distant universe. In this project, we plan to find the large scale structure consisting of groups of galaxy clusters, namely super-clusters, from low redshift out to redshift z~1 or so.

The resulting super-cluster sample will allow us to study galaxy evolution over a wide range of environments, from low mass groups, to clusters, and to scales well beyond a typical cluster. We will also compare the abundance of super-clusters with predictions from the standard cosmological model.

Required Background

Basic coding abilities in c or python.

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