Imaging a Black Hole

November 27, 2019 12:30 - 14:00

Vrijhof Amphiteater (click for directions)

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Heino Falcke dives deep into the wondrous world of black holes and explains how he – together with his colleagues of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration – managed to take the first official image of a black hole. As a camera, they used eight radio telescopes spread around the world. How does this telescope as large as the Earth work? And what does the first real image of a black hole teach us about the physics at the mysterious event horizon? What are the next steps after this discovery?

Prof. dr. Heino Falcke is a professor in Astrophysics (Radboud University) and chair of the Science Council of the Event Horizon Telescope.

Moderator: prof. dr. Jennifer Herek, dean of TNW (UT)

Image credit: Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration