PIRSA:14110121

GPU-accelerated Ray Tracing and a Null Hypothesis Test of GR with the EHT

APA

Psaltis, D. (2014). GPU-accelerated Ray Tracing and a Null Hypothesis Test of GR with the EHT. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/14110121

MLA

Psaltis, Dimitrios. GPU-accelerated Ray Tracing and a Null Hypothesis Test of GR with the EHT. Perimeter Institute, Nov. 12, 2014, https://pirsa.org/14110121

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_14110121,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/14110121},
            author = {Psaltis, Dimitrios},
            keywords = {Strong Gravity},
            language = {en},
            title = {GPU-accelerated Ray Tracing and a Null Hypothesis Test of GR with the EHT},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2014},
            month = {nov},
            note = {PIRSA:14110121 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Abstract

The supermassive black hole in the centre of the Milky Way, Sgr A*, is an ideal target for testing the properties of black holes. A number of experiments are being prepared or conducted, such as the monitoring of stellar orbits, the search for radio pulsars or the recording of an image of the shadow of a event horizon. The talk puts these efforts in context with other tests of general relativity and its alternatives. I will also compare the approaches in the Galactic centre, while concentrating in particular on the prospects of using pulsars as probes, also in combination with event horizon imaging.