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Cosmology with Photometric Cluster Samples

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I review the basic motivation for using galaxy clusters as a precision cosmology probe, and for cluster cosmology with photometric surveys in particular. I summarize current cosmological constraints from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey, placing an emphasis on how the Planck Early Results impact the interpretation of optically and X-ray selected galaxy clusters. I end by discussing ongoing work aimed at improving these cosmological constraints, and extending these analyses to future cluster surveys, particularly the Dark Energy Survey.

This talk is part of the Institute of Astronomy Extra Talks series.

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