The Event Horizon Telescope

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The Event Horizon Telescope is a Very Long Baseline Interferometer that spans the entire globe and will observe a number of black holes at millimeter wavelengths in order to capture, for the first time, their images with horizon-scale resolution. Our group uses High Performance Computer Clusters to generate simulations (like the one pictured above) of what these images are expected to look like and develops analysis tools that will allow us to exploit the full extent of the upcoming observations. We have also devised novel tests of General Relativity with the upcoming Event Horizon Telescope observations that will allow us to test the No-Hair Theorem and the Cosmic Censorship Hypothesis.

Visit the site of the Arizona Center for Horizon Imaging and Visualization (ACHIV) to find out more about our work related to the Event Horizon Telescope.