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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Testing General Relativity with the Event Horizon Telescope

Colloquium: Astronomy Colloquia | April 2 | 4:10 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall

Dimitrios Psaltis, University of Arizona

Department of Astronomy

The Event Horizon Telescope will generate the first images of the shadows of the black holes in the Milky Way and in M87. The observed mm photons will have originated in two of the strongest gravitational fields found in the Universe, encoding during their travel to the Earth the properties of the black-hole spacetimes. In this talk, I will discuss the prospect of performing a new tests of...   More >