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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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Fluid Dynamics in the ICM

Roediger, Elke (2016-08-22)
Gas stripping of elliptical galaxies in clusters is accompanied by a wealth of fluid dynamics features, including an upstream contact discontinuity between the galactic gas and the cluster ICM, the upstream bow shock, ...

New Kid on the Block: Kinematic Sunyaev-Zel’dovich Effect

Nagai, Daisuke (2016-08-22)
In recent years, the kinematic Sunyaev-Zel’dovich (kSZ) effect measurements of galaxy cluster peculiar velocities have emerged as a new promising probe of cosmology and fundamental physics. However, the power of kSZ cosmology ...

Microphysics of ICM from X-ray images: effective equation of state, turbulence, heating

Zhuravleva, Irina (2016-08-22)
The only Hitomi direct velocity measurement in the core of the Perseus cluster showed a surprising consistency with the indirect velocity measurements from the analysis of gas fluctuations imprinted in the high-resolution ...

The Black-Hole Feedback Valve

Voit, Mark (2016-08-24)
Feedback from a central supermassive black hole is an essential component of galaxy evolution models. Without it, those models cannot obtain massive galaxies and galaxy clusters with the observed properties. However, the ...

Deep Chandra observations as probes of detailed ICM physics

Werner, Norbert (2016-08-22)
The spectacular, sub-arcsecond imaging capabilities of the Chandra X-ray Observatory will remain unsurpassed for at least the next 20 years, and deep observations with this instrument still provide opportunities for ...

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