Dr Ben J Maughan

M.Phys(Wales), Ph.D.(Birm.)

  • BS8 1TL


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Research interests

I study clusters of galaxies, which are the largest gravitationally bound objects in the Universe. In particular I use X-ray observations to measure the properties of the hot gas that fills galaxy clusters, and use that information to try to determine their masses.

The numbers and masses of galaxy clusters can tell us a great deal about the properties of our Universe, including the nature of the dark matter and energy that dominate the Universe.

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Research Output

  • 48 Article (Academic Journal)
  • 1 Review article (Academic Journal)

Self-similar scaling and evolution in the galaxy cluster X-ray Luminosity-Temperature relation

Maughan, B. J., Giles, P. A., Randall, S. W., Jones, C. & Forman, W., Apr 2012, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 421, 2, p. 1583-1602 20 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

98 Citations (Scopus)

Separating the BL Lac and cluster X-ray emissions in Abell 689 with Chandra

Giles, P. A., Maughan, BJ., Birkinshaw, M., Worrall, DM. & Lancaster, K., Jan 2012, In : Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. 419, p. 503 - 512 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

The Lx-Yx relation: Using galaxy cluster X-ray luminosity as a robust, low scatter mass proxy

Maughan, BJ., Oct 2007, In : Astrophysical Journal. 668 (2, 1), p. 772 - 780 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle (Academic Journal)

112 Citations (Scopus)


  • 1 Membership of external research organisation

XXL collaboration (External organisation)

Ben J Maughan (Member)

2010 → …

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Supervised Work

Galaxy Cluster Science with Chandra

Author: Logan, C. H. A., 12 May 2020

Supervisor: Bremer, M. (Supervisor) & Maughan, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)


X-ray Luminosity Function of Optically Selected Galaxy Groups

Author: Wood, C., 23 Jan 2020

Supervisor: Maughan, B. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Master's ThesisMaster of Science (MSc)