The XXL survey: First results and future

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Authors

  • M. Pierre
  • C. Adami
  • M. Birkinshaw
  • L. Chiappetti
  • S. Ettori
  • A. Evrard
  • L. Faccioli
  • F. Gastaldello
  • P. Giles
  • C. Horellou
  • A. Iovino
  • E. Koulouridis
  • C. Lidman
  • A. Le Brun
  • B. Maughan
  • S. Maurogordato
  • S. Miyazaki
  • F. Pacaud
  • S. Paltani
  • M. Plionis
  • T. Reiprich
  • T. Sadibekova
  • V. Smolcic
  • S. Snowden
  • J. Surdej
  • M. Tsirou
  • C. Vignali
  • J. Willis
  • S. Alis
  • B. Altieri
  • N. Baran
  • C. Benoist
  • A. Bongiorno
  • M. Bremer
  • A. Butler
  • A. Cappi
  • C. Caretta
  • P. Ciliegi
  • N. Clerc
  • P.S. Corasaniti
  • J. Coupon
  • J. Delhaize
  • I. Delvecchio
  • S. Desai
  • J. Devriendt
  • Y. Dubois
  • D. Eckert
  • A. Elyiv
  • A. Farahi
  • C. Ferraril
  • S. Fotopoulou
  • W. Forman
  • I. Georgantopoulos
  • V. Guglielmo
  • M. Huynh
  • N. Jerlin
  • C. Jones
  • S. Lavoie
  • J.-P. Le Fevre
  • M. Lieu
  • M. Kilbinger
  • F. MaruIli
  • A. Mantz
  • J.-B. Melin
  • O. Melnyk
  • L. Moscardini
  • M. Novak
  • E. Piconcelli
  • B. Poggianti
  • D. Pomarede
  • E. Pompei
  • M.E. Ramos Ceja
  • P. Rana
  • D. Rapetti
  • M. Ricci
  • H. Rottgering
  • M. Sahlen
  • J.-L. Sauvageot
  • C. Schimd
  • M. Sereno
  • Graham P. Smith
  • K. Umetsu
  • P. Valageas
  • A. Valotti
  • I. Valtchanov
  • A. Veropalumbo
  • B. Ascaso
  • D. Barnes
  • M. De Petris
  • F. Durret
  • M. Donahue
  • M. Ithana
  • M. Jarvis
  • M. Johnston-Hollitt
  • E. Kalfountzou
  • S. Kay
  • F. La Franca
  • N. Okabe
  • A. Muzzin
  • A. Rettura
  • F. Ricci
  • J. Ridl
  • G. Risaliti
  • M. Takizawa
  • P. Thomas
  • N. Truong

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Abstract

The XXL survey currently covers two 25 deg2 patches with XMM observations of ∼10 ks. We summarize the scientific results associated with the first release of the XXL dataset, which occurred in mid-2016. We review several arguments for increasing the survey depth to 40 ks during the next decade of XMM operations. X-ray (z < 2) cluster, (z < 4) active galactic nuclei (AGN), and cosmic background survey science will then benefit from an extraordinary data reservoir. This, combined with deep multi-λ observations, will lead to solid standalone cosmological constraints and provide a wealth of information on the formation and evolution of AGN, clusters, and the X-ray background. In particular, it will offer a unique opportunity to pinpoint the z > 1 cluster density. It will eventually constitute a reference study and an ideal calibration field for the upcoming eROSITA and Euclid missions. © 2017 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim

Bibliographic note

Export Date: 15 August 2017 Correspondence Address: Pierre, M.; Service d'Astrophysique du CEAFrance; email: mpierre@cea.fr References: The articles from the first XXL series quoted in the present paper are indicated with roman numbers in the reference list; Allen, (2011) ARA&A, 49, p. 409; Andreon, (2016) A&A, 585, p. 147; Borm, (2014) A&A, 567, p. 65; Cappelluti, (2009) A&A, 497, p. 635; Chiappetti, (2013) MNRAS, 429, p. 1652; Clerc, N., (2014) MNRAS, 423, p. 356; Eckert, D., (2016) A&A, 592, p. A2. , (XXL paper XIII); Elyiv, (2012) A&A, 537, p. 131; Fotopoulou, (2016) A&A, 592, p. A6. , (XXL paper VI); Giles, P., (2016) A&A, 592, p. A3. , (XXL paper III); Giles, (in preparation); Gobat, R., (2011) A&A, 526, p. 133; Kettula, K., (2015) MNRAS, 451, p. 1460; Koulouridis, (in preparation); Le Brun, A., (2016), arXiv 1606.04545; Lieu, M., (2016) A&A, 592, p. A4. , (XXL paper IV); Lovisari, L., (2015) A&A, 573, p. 118; Mantz, A., (2014) ApJ, 794, p. 157. , (XXL paper V); Pacaud, F., (2016) A&A, 592, p. A2. , (XXL paper II); Pierre, M., (2011) MNRAS, 414, p. 1732; Pierre, M., (2016) A&A, 592, p. A1. , (XXL paper I); Plionis, M., (2008) ApJ, 674, p. L5; Pompei, E., (2016) A&A, 592, p. A7. , (XXL paper VII); Sun, (2009) ApJ, 693, p. 1142; (2016) More information can be found on the website of: Hot Spots in the XMM Sky: Cosmology from X-ray to radio a prospective conference held in Mykonos (June 2016), , http://www.astro.auth.gr/∼xmmcosmo16

Details

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)334-341
Number of pages8
JournalAstronomische Nachrichten
Volume338
Issue number2-3
Early online date29 Mar 2017
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2017

Keywords

  • cosmological parameters, galaxies: active, galaxies: clusters: general, X-ray: general