Dec 11 – 15, 2023
Tsung-Dao Lee Institute
Asia/Shanghai timezone

The EHT tale of two black hole images: recent results and future prospects

Dec 13, 2023, 1:40 PM
Hall # 10

Hall # 10

Invited/Solicited talk in mini-symposium Accretion Processes


Rusen Lu (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, CAS)


Imaging nearby supermassive black holes provides a new astrophysical laboratory, allowing us to test general relativity in the extremely strong gravitational field around black holes and to study physical processes such as mass accretion and jet formation. (Sub)millimeter Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) observations can achieve the highest spatial resolution in current astronomical observations. In recent years, global (sub)millimeter VLBI, represented by the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT), has made unprecedented progress in black hole imaging and has captured the first images of two nearby supermassive black holes. In this talk, I will present recent results obtained with the EHT and discuss future prospects.

Primary author

Rusen Lu (Shanghai Astronomical Observatory, CAS)

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