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Myungkook James Jee

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Department of Physics , University of California, Davis
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Research Interests
Gravitational Lensing, Cosmology, Galaxy Clusters, Large Scale Structure, Astronomical Instrumentation
Recent Science Highlights Featured in Media
el_gordo EL GORDO -If someone told you there was an object in space called "El Gordo" (Spanish for "the fat one") you might imagine some kind of planet-eating monster straight out of a science fiction movie. The nickname refers to a monstrous cluster of galaxies that is being viewed at a time when the universe was just half of its current age of 13.8 billion years. Read details

Related Papers:
1. Weighing "El Gordo" with a Precision Scale: Hubble Space Telescope Weak-lensing Analysis of the Merging Galaxy Cluster ACT-CL J0102–4915 at z = 0.87 (Jee et al. 2014)
2. The Atacama Cosmology Telescope: ACT-CL J0102-4915 "El Gordo," a Massive Merging Cluster at Redshift 0.87 (Menanteau et al. 2012)
Dark matter Cosmic Train Wreck - Astronomers observed what appeared to be a clump of dark matter left behind during a bizarre wreck between massive clusters of galaxies. The dark matter collected into a "dark core" containing far fewer galaxies than would be expected if the dark matter and galaxies hung together (03/02/2012). Read details

Related Papers:
1. Hubble Space Telescope/Advanced Camera for Surveys Confirmation of the Dark Substructure in A520 (Jee et al. 2014)
2. On Dark Peaks and Missing Mass: A Weak-lensing Mass Reconstruction of the Merging Cluster System A520 (Clowe et al. 2012)
3. A Study of the Dark Core in A520 with the Hubble Space Telescope: The Mystery Deepens (Jee et al. 2012)
4. A Dark Core in Abell 520 (Mahdavi et al. 2007)