Non-thermal phenomena in colliding galaxy clusters - NtGC 2010
The workshop will address a wide range of phenomena related to non-thermal particles and magnetic fields in and around galaxy clusters. These sites provide a unique laboratory for studying the physics of dilute plasmas. Recent years have seen rapid progress in this field, as radio, X-ray and gamma-ray telescopes are providing unprecedented new details and constraints on the properties of the intracluster relativistic plasma and its interplay with the thermal medium.
The workshop will bring together observers and theorists in order to develop the latest ideas and models for the cluster non-thermal components, and to devise strategies for future observations with the next generation of telescopes, such as the Low-frequency Array (LOFAR), which will be conducting its first observations. The workshop will help to foster collaborations and introduce young scientists to the community.