Northwestern Events Calendar

Nov
26
2019

Astro Seminar: Jason Dexter: beyond the shadow

Jason Dexter

When: Tuesday, November 26, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: 1800 Sherman Avenue, 7th Floor, Evanston, IL 60201 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Pamela Villalovoz   847.491.3644

Group: Physics and Astronomy Astrophysics Seminars

Category: Academic

Description:

In the past year, the longstanding goal of imaging a black hole has become reality. Two long baseline interferometry experiments operating at submillimeter and near-infrared wavelengths can now achieve microarcsecond scale angular resolution with sufficient sensitivity to detect synchrotron radiation from the Galactic center black hole, Sgr A*, and the supermassive black hole in M87. I will discuss the first results from each experiment, focusing on the opportunity to study accretion and jet physics in the immediate vicinity of an event horizon. I will outline the challenge of pushing towards tests aimed at determining whether black holes in the Universe are those predicted by General Relativity.

 

Speaker: Jason Dexter, University of Colorado

 

Host: Sasha Tchekhovskoy

 

 

Keywords: Physics, Astronomy, Astrophysics

Add to Calendar

Add Event To My Group:

Please sign-in