XIIIth School of Cosmology
November 12 - 18, 2017IESC, Cargèse
The CMB from A to Z
promises and challenges of the CMB as a cosmological probe

SZ clusters as cosmological probes

Jean-Batiste MELIN
CEA Saclay


  1. Cosmology from SZ cluster counts
  2. The SZ power spectrum, the kinetic SZ effect and other SZ cosmological probes


I will present the cosmological constraints from Sunyaev-Zel'dovich (SZ) cluster counts obtained by the Planck, SPT and ACT experiments. I will discuss the tension with the primary CMB and detail the current major uncertainty of the cluster analysis (the cluster mass scale). In the second course, I will present cosmological constraints from other SZ probes including the SZ power spectrum and the kinetic SZ effect.


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