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The Black Hole Shadow in the M87 Galaxy

The Event Horizon Telescope recently revealed the first picture of the black-hole shadow in the center of the M87 galaxy. I will discuss the technological and theoretical advances during the last decade that led to this result. I will then focus on how this picture allows us to accurately measure the mass of the black hole and test Einstein's theory of General Relativity.

Speaker: Dimitrios Psaltis, Univ. of Arizona

Monday, 04/22/19


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LeConte Hall, Rm 1

UC Berkeley
Berkeley, CA 94720