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INAF - Osservatorio Astronomico di Padova

Event 

Title:
Seminario Prof. Luciano Rezzolla
When:
10.10.2019 - 10.10.2019
Where:
Aula L. Rosino - Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astrono - Padova
Category:
Seminario

Description

Seminars

Giovedi 10 Ottobre 2019, h. 14:30 

 Aula L. Rosino Dipartimento di Fisica e Astronomia

  Luciano Rezzolla 

 Goethe University, Frankfurt


The first image of a black hole

 

Abstract

I will briefly discuss how the first image of a black hole was obtained by the EHT collaboration. In particular, I will describe the theoretical aspects that have allowed us to model the dynamics of the plasma accreting onto the black hole and how such dynamics was used to generate synthetic black-hole images. I will also illustrate how the comparison between the theoretical images and the observations has allowed us to deduce the presence of a black hole in M87 and to extract information about its properties. Finally, I will describe the lessons we have learned about strong-field gravity and alternatives to black holes.

 

Venue

Venue:
Aula L. Rosino - Dipartimento di Fisica ed Astrono
Street:
vicolo dell'Osservatorio 2
ZIP:
35122
City:
Padova

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