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The William I. Fine Theoretical Physics Institute (FTPI) was established in 1987 as part of the University of Minnesota's School of Physics and Astronomy with the goal of conducting research in theoretical physics at a world-class level.

The most important function of FTPI is to produce significant, exciting, and sound theoretical physics that will have an impact on physics as a whole. To this end the Institute provides a meeting place for theorists from around the globe to exchange and develop ideas.

FTPI sponsors short-term workshops and longer programs, as well as hosting visiting scholars for long-term stays. Through these and other outreach programs, the Institute serves to advance theoretical physics and to further develop its links to other science and engineering research disciplines, industrial research initiatives, and other academic sectors.

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How AGN Jets Heat the Intracluster Medium -- Insights from Simulations

Yang, Hsiang-Yi Karen (2016-08-24)
Feedback from active galactic nuclei (AGN) is believed to prevent catastrophic cooling in galaxy clusters. However, how the feedback energy is transformed into heat, and how the AGN jets heat the intracluster medium (ICM) ...

Jet-Lobe Morphology Under Cluster Weather: Inferences on ICM Dynamics and Jet Composition

Li, Hui (2016-08-24)
Jets and lobes in the ICM are expected to be affected by their galaxy cluster environment and indeed observations often reveal distortions in jet-lobe morphologies. We present 3D MHD modeling of these systems and study the ...

Re‐acceleration Model for Radio Relics in Galaxy Clusters

Kang, Hyesung (2016-08-23)
Radio relics are diffuse radio sources found in the outskirts of galaxy clusters and they are thought to trace synchrotron-emitting electrons accelerated via diffusive shock acceleration (DSA) at merger-driven shocks. For ...

Cosmic Ray Propaga/on in High β Plasmas

Zweibel, Ellen (2016-08-23)
Cosmic ray propagation in galaxy clusters is important for understanding nonthermal emission (or its absence) from these systems, and for understanding the energetics of AGN and starforming galaxies. We discuss work in ...

Properties of the ICM from simulations with AGN feedback

Rasia, Elena (2016-08-24)
Powerful phenomena determine the energy of Galaxy Clusters from sub-pc scales to Mpc distances. Via high-resolution, cosmological and hydrodynamical simulations we studied how the main properties of the ICM (entropy, ...

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