On the Edge of Time/Space: Capturing the Fist Image of a Black Hole

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13 November, 16:30 to 17:30, Cosmos Hall in association with A1
general audience

Dr. Dominic Pesce is an astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics studying black holes, radio astronomy, and observational cosmology. Pesce is part of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, an international team of researchers working to capture the highest-resolution images of black holes and other astronomical objects. In his presentation, Pesce will walk us through the history of the EHT, describe how many individual radio dishes around the world can be linked together to operate as a single Earth-sized telescope, and recount the journey of how astronomers were able to use this network of telescopes to capture the first image of a black hole.

This event will be an exclusive screening of a recent live event, only available for audiences at the festival. In English without translation.
In partnership with the Embassy of the USA.

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Dom Pesce studies the supermassive black holes (SMBHs) in the centers of galaxies, primarily using very long baseline interferometry (VLBI) observations. For the past several years, Dom has been a member of the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, where he works to develop techniques for modeling and imaging the horizon-scale emission from the sky’s largest SMBHs. He is also a member of the Megamaser Cosmology Project (MCP), which uses VLBI observations of water masers in orbit around SMBHs to measure distances to the objects and thereby constrain the Hubble constant.  His work modeling MCP and EHT data has led him to develop a deeper interest in VLBI as a measurement process, and some of his recent research is directed towards furthering our understanding of the nature and statistical properties of VLBI data products.

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Място / Venue

FCC, Cosmos Hall in Association with A1

Дата / Date

13 November 2022

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Подходящо за / Suitable for

adults, Age 13-18