Seminars and Journal Clubs

[BEL-center] Imaging and understanding black holes

by Moscibrodzka Monika (Radboud University)




On April 10th 2019 scientists have presented the first image of a
black hole, using Event Horizon Telescope observations of the center
of the galaxy M87. The image shows a bright ring formed as light
bends in the intense gravity around a black hole that is 6.5 billion
times more massive than the Sun. This long-sought image provides the
strongest evidence to date for the existence of supermassive black
holes and opens a new window onto the study of black holes, their
event horizons, and gravity. In this talk I will tell you how this
picture has been made and what does it mean.