ETHER: Event Horizon Environs with the EHT (Dr. Neil Nagar; Universidad de Concepción)

From September 03, 2019 15:15 until September 03, 2019 16:30

Categories: Coloquios


The key goals of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) include imaging the black hole shadow in SgrA* and M87, thus testing General Relativity in the strong regime, and resolving the jet launching region in M87 and a handful of other AGNs, thus  constraining jet launching physics. 

In this talk, I will present the EHT, our published results on M87 (which did not - yet - resolve the shadow), and ongoing work on other sources. I will then present ongoing and future upgrades to the EHT, and the ETHER project: a UdeC-led effort within the EHT Collaboration aimed at imaging the Event Horizon environment in a large sample of nearby galaxies.