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McKelvey School of Engineering

Astrophysics Seminar on Supermassive Black Hole Images

Friday, January 28 | 9:00 AM

Compton Hall, 241
One Brookings Drive, St. Louis, Missouri 63130

Ramakrishnan Venkatessh, hosted by Nowak, from Aalto University will be presenting the seminar.

The transcendence of the EHT with the addition of more telescopes and the passive phasing of ALMA brings the nearby AGNs in the spotlight. Although technically challenging to resolve the photon rings of these targets in the immediate future, one could resolve the accretion flow or map the base of the relativistic jets using the ngEHT. Thus, we construct a multiwavelength roadmap to congregate the vital physical parameters required to robustly model the high-angular resolution maps of these targets when available. I will present this project's timeline and its implications for near future EHT observations.

Sponsored by the McDonnell Center for the Space Sciences.

Please note that for all in-person events, attendees must adhere to Washington University’s public health requirements, including the latest events and meetings protocol. Guests will be required to show a successful self-screening result and wear a mask at all times.

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Ramakrishnan Venkatessh (Hosted by Nowak) from Aalto University will be presenting the seminar

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