Raymond E. White III
Professor of Astronomy

    Nature and evolution of hot gas in galaxies & clusters of galaxies.

    Recent studies include:
    • constraining Type Ia supernovae models with X-ray spectroscopy of intracluster gas
    • investigating the origin and energetics of high-redshift Lyman-alpha clouds
    • constructing and analyzing the first X-ray-complete sample of elliptical galaxies
    • using the energy content and chemistry of cluster gas to constrain the nature of galaxy formation
    • discovering that abundance gradients in the hot gas of galaxy clusters are common
    • determining the dynamical temperature of dark matter in elliptical galaxies
    • assessing environmental influences on the X-ray emitting gas in early-type galaxies
    • using partially overlapping galaxies to determine directly the opacity of spiral galaxies

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Raymond E. White III
Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0324
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