The Power of Sunyaev-Zeldovich, Then and Now


Bond, R. (2009). The Power of Sunyaev-Zeldovich, Then and Now. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/09040039


Bond, Richard. The Power of Sunyaev-Zeldovich, Then and Now. Perimeter Institute, Apr. 28, 2009, https://pirsa.org/09040039


          @misc{ pirsa_09040039,
            doi = {10.48660/09040039},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/09040039},
            author = {Bond, Richard},
            keywords = {Cosmology},
            language = {en},
            title = {The Power of Sunyaev-Zeldovich, Then and Now},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2009},
            month = {apr},
            note = {PIRSA:09040039 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}

Richard Bond Canadian Institute for Theoretical Astrophysics (CITA)


This talk will describe the theoretical history "THEN" of CITA's semi-analytic and simulation forecasts of the "ambient" (aka blank field) SZ effect, from the beginnings in the mid-80s to the "NOW" and near future of copious ACT and SPT ambient-SZ cluster detections, Along the way, we will recall the simulation and analytic state of SZ analysis of the CBI excess power in 2002 (and 2008) and the impact of ACBAR and BIMA on the results, now punctuated by recent QuAD and SZA releases, NOW the ACT, SPT and Planck pressure of high precision imminence in SZ is re-focussing us on pressure uncertainties in SZ power and maps from energy feedback, non-equilibrium and non-thermal processes, and cluster core complications as a function of redshift with large simulations. CITA's gassy-sim theoretical approach to this problem will be described, along with a conclusion that high resolution SZ and other observations must be our guide.