[W78] Lia Medeiros: A first look at a super massive black hole

Wednesday 24 April 2019 15.00 GMT

Questions via youtube chat

Lia Medeiros
Steward Observatory‐University of Arizona

Alejandro Cárdenas-Avendaño

On April 10, 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), a very long baseline interferometry experiment, released the first image of a black hole resolved to event horizon scales. I will discuss the image of M87 and aim to convince the audience that a flux depression in the image is necessary to fit the data. I will also discuss the parameters we derived based on the image and model fitting results. Finally I will highlight some of my own contributions to this project and disscuss how we plan to image the black hole in our own galaxy, Sgr A*.  


• The six EHT papers:

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