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This paper analyzes the behavior of gross capital inflows across 34 emerging markets (EMs). We first confirm that aggregate inflows to EMs co-move considerably. We then report three findings: (i) the aggregate co-movement conceals significant heterogeneity across asset types as only bank-related and portfolio bond and equity inflows do co-move; (ii) while(More)
Observations of the X-ray band wavelength reveal an evident ellipticity of many galaxy clusters atmospheres. The modeling of the intracluster gas with an ellipsoidal β-model leads to different estimates for the total gravita-tional mass and the gas mass fraction of the cluster than those one finds for a spherical β-model. An analysis of a recent Chandra(More)
Chemistry plays a particular role in astrophysics. After atomic hydrogen, helium and their ions, the Universe probably contains more mass in molecules than in any other species. Molecule formation in the early, pre-galactic Universe may have had much to do with the formation of galaxies themselves. In this context the possible interaction between primordial(More)
Over the last decade, cosmological observations have attained a level of precision which allows for very detailed comparison with theoretical predictions. We are beginning to learn the answers to some fundamental questions, using information contained in Cosmic Microwave Background Anisotropy (CMBA) data. In this talk, we briefly review some studies of the(More)
We study the influence of intracluster large scale magnetic fields on the thermal Sunyaev-Zel’dovich (SZ) effect. In a macroscopic approach we complete the hydrostatic equilibrium equation with the magnetic field pressure component. Comparing the resulting mass distribution with a standard one, we derive a new electron density profile. For a spherically(More)
In many clusters of galaxies there is evidence for cooling flows in the central regions. A possibility is that a fraction of the gas forms cold molecular clouds. We investigate the minimum temperature which can be reached by clouds in cooling flows by computing the cooling function due to H 2 , HD and CO molecules. As an example, we determine the minimum(More)