PIRSA:15060021

Photons from the Edge: Revealing Black Holes with the Event Horizon Telescope

APA

Broderick, A. (2015). Photons from the Edge: Revealing Black Holes with the Event Horizon Telescope. Perimeter Institute. https://pirsa.org/15060021

MLA

Broderick, Avery. Photons from the Edge: Revealing Black Holes with the Event Horizon Telescope. Perimeter Institute, Jun. 23, 2015, https://pirsa.org/15060021

BibTex

          @misc{ pirsa_15060021,
            doi = {},
            url = {https://pirsa.org/15060021},
            author = {Broderick, Avery},
            keywords = {},
            language = {en},
            title = {Photons from the Edge: Revealing Black Holes with the Event Horizon Telescope},
            publisher = {Perimeter Institute},
            year = {2015},
            month = {jun},
            note = {PIRSA:15060021 see, \url{https://pirsa.org}}
          }
          

Abstract

The Event Horizon Telescope, global array of millimetre telescopes, has now enabled studies of nearby supermassive black holes on sub-horizon length scales. This unprecedented access opens a window onto not only the high-energy astrophysics of black hole accretion and jet formation, but also the nature of gravity in the heretofore unexplored strongly non-linear regime near the black hole horizon. I will summarize the state of the Event Horizon Telescope, what results obtained over the past 7 years, and how a revolution in capability will produce precision tests of strong gravity over the next 2-3 years.