PATW 2019: Adam Swinton - Imaging a Black Hole - Event Horizon Telescope
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“We have seen what we thought was unseeable. We have seen and taken a picture of a black hole” - Shephard Doeleman

In April 2017, a global network of telescopes peered into the heart of galaxy M87 and began the long, complex process of imaging a supermassive black hole. Despite weighing 6.5 billion solar masses, at 55 million light years away it is the equivalent of capturing an image of an orange on the moon from the surface of Earth.

The image was released in April 2019 and took the scientific community by storm.

Despite this accomplishment reverberating around the world, there are many questions surrounding this feat; What exactly are black holes? How was this done? Why is it important?

The following presentation aims answer these questions, providing a deeper insight into the hard work, brilliant minds, and scientific achievement that went into producing this image.
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Monday 3 June 2019 10:18am

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