Detecting the Shadow of the Black Hole in M87

Speaker: 
Prof. Feryal Özel (University of Arizona)
Date: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:00pm

The Event Horizon Telescope recently imaged the supermassive black hole in the center of the M87 galaxy. I will describe the experiment and the methods used to obtain the image. I will also discuss the implications of this measurement for the properties of the black hole and the theory of General Relativity. 
 

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