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Detecting the Shadow of the Black Hole in M87

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Date 9 October 2019
Time 11:00 - 12:00
Feryal Özel
Feryal Özel

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.