PIRSA:14110121  ( MP4 Medium Res , MP3 , PDF ) Which Format?
GPU-accelerated Ray Tracing and a Null Hypothesis Test of GR with the EHT
Speaker(s): Dimitrios Psaltis
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.
Date: 12/11/2014 - 3:45 pm
Collection: EHT 2014
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