Lindsay King is a faculty member in the Physics Department. Her interests are:

  • Physical cosmology and extragalactic astrophysics
  • Dark matter and dark energy
  • Galaxy formation and evolution
  • Galaxy clusters, including bullet clusters
  • The cosmic web (large scale structure)
  • Weak and strong gravitational lensing (theory and observations)
Dr. King is also a member of UTD's Cosmology, Relativity and Astrophysics Group. Many of her publications may be found on inSPIRE.

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Recent Submissions

  • The Distribution of Dark and Luminous Matter in the Unique Galaxy Cluster Merger Abell 2146 

    King, Lindsay J.; Clowe, D. I.; Coleman, Joseph E.; Russell, H. R.; Santana, R.; White, Jacob A.; Canning, R. E. A.; Deering, Nicole J.; Fabian, A. C.; Lee, Brandyn E.; Li, B.; McNamara, B. R.
    Abell 2146 (z = 0.232) consists of two galaxy clusters undergoing a major merger. The system was discovered in previous work, where two large shock fronts were detected using the Chandra X-ray Observatory, consistent with ...
  • Galaxy Cluster Lensing Masses in Modified Lensing Potentials 

    Barreira, Alexandre; Li, Baojiu; Jennings, Elise; Merten, Julian; King, Lindsay J.; Baugh, Carlton M.; Pascoli, Silvia (2015-10-28)
    We determine the concentration-mass relation of 19 X-ray selected galaxy clusters from the Cluster Lensing and Supernova Survey with Hubble survey in theories of gravity that directly modify the lensing potential. We model ...
  • Dynamical Analysis of Galaxy Cluster Merger Abell 2146 

    White, Jacob A.; Canning, R. E. A.; King, Lindsay J.; Lee, Brandyn E.; Russell, H. R.; Baum, S. A.; Clowe, D. I.; Coleman, Joseph E.; Donahue, M.; Edge, A. C.; Fabian, A. C.; Johnstone, R. M.; McNamara, B. R.; O'Dea, C. P.; Sanders, J. S. (Oxford Univ Press, 2015-09-03)
    We present a dynamical analysis of the merging galaxy cluster system Abell 2146 using spectroscopy obtained with the Gemini Multi-Object Spectrograph on the Gemini North telescope. As revealed by the Chandra X-ray Observatory, ...
  • Testing Metallicity Indicators at Z ~ 1.4 with the Gravitationally Lensed Galaxy CASSOWARY 20* 

    James, Bethan L.; Pettini, Max; Christensen, Lise; Auger, Matthew W.; Becker, George D.; King, Lindsay J.; Quider, Anna M.; Shapley, Alice E.; Steidel, Charles C. (Oxford University Press, 2014-03-27)
    We present X-shooter observations of CASSOWARY 20 (CSWA 20), a star-forming (SFR ~ 6 M⊙ yr⁻¹) galaxy at z = 1.433, magnified by a factor of 11.5 by the gravitational lensing produced by a massive foreground galaxy at z = ...
  • Shock Fronts, Electron-Ion Equilibration and Intracluster Medium Transport Processes in the Merging Cluster Abell 2146 

    Russell, H. R.; Mcnamara, B. R.; Sanders, J. S.; Fabian, A. C.; Nulsen, P. E. J.; Canning, R. E. A.; Baum, S. A.; Donahue, M.; Edge, A. C.; King, Lindsay J.; O'Dea, C. P. (2012-02)
    We present a new 400-ks Chandra X-ray observation of the merging galaxy cluster Abell 2146. This deep observation reveals detailed structure associated with the major merger event including theMach numberM =2.3±0.2 bowshock ...
  • Refractive Convergent Plasma Lenses Explain Extreme Scattering Events and Pulsar Scintillation 

    Pen, Ue-Li; King, Lindsay J. (2012-02-27)
    We propose convergent plasma lenses, possibly from current sheets, as a generic solution to strong interstellar scattering. These lenses resolve the overpressure problem by geometric alignment as noted by Goldreich & ...