Online seminar: Imaging Magnetic Fields at the Edge of M87's Black Hole

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who produced the first ever image of a black hole, has just revealed a new view of the massive object at the centre of the M87 galaxy: how it looks in polarised light. This is the first time astronomers have been able to measure polarisation, a signature of magnetic fields, this close to the edge of a black hole. The observations are key to explaining how the M87 galaxy, located 55 million light-years away, is able to launch energetic plasma jets from its core. In her presentation, Dr. Mościbrodzka will talk about these new observational
results and their theoretical interpretation.

Date: 
Thursday, May 27, 2021 - 11:15 to 12:30
Location: 
Teams
Speaker: 
Dr. Monika Moscibrodzka
Affiliation: 
Radboud University, Department of Astrophysics
Chair: 
Marco de Baar