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Astronomy Colloquium - "First EHT Results"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
Astronomy Department
Location
NCSA Auditorium, 1205 W. Clark St, Urbana
Date
Apr 30, 2019   3:45 pm  
Speaker
Prof. Charles Gammie, UIUC
Contact
Rebecca Bare
E-Mail
rsbare@illinois.edu
Phone
217-265-8226
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Astronomy Colloquium Speaker Calendar

On April 10 Event Horizon Telescope collaboration released the first images of the 6 billion solar mass black hole in the nucleus of M87.  I will review the results and discuss the physical interpretation of the images.  In particular, I will discuss implications for the spin of the M87 black hole, and for our understanding of how extragalactic radio jets are launched.  I will also discuss what we can expect from EHT in the near future.

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