Tuesday Lunch 11/5: Rusen Lu (MIT Haystack)

Recent progress in (sub)mm-VLBI with the Event Horizon Telescope

Dr. Rusen Lu (MIT Haystack Observatory)
CAS 500, 12:30 pm, November 5, 2013

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) has made considerable progress in recent years and has identified Schwarzschild-radius-scale emission around the supermassive black holes in the Galactic center and M87. In this talk, I will give an introduction to the EHT project and present some results from recent observations of the Galactic center and M87, as well as a couple of AGN jets. I will also show some VLBI simulations in order to examine the future EHT imaging capability of the jet launch regions and black hole shadow features.