The Event Horizon Telescope is the first astronomical instrument capable of imaging the horizon of a known black hole. By assembling a global network of existing millimetre and sub-millimetre wavelength observatories, the EHT can access the extraordinary resolutions required via Very Long Baseline Interferometry. Already it has detected horizon scale structure around the supermassive black holes at the centre of the Milky Way and the giant elliptical galaxy M87.
This is the second in a conference series designed to bring together the full EHT community, from instrument builders to theoretical modellers, for the purpose of fully exploiting the unique opportunities that the EHT provides. The goals of this conference will be:
- Describe the broad scientific context of astrophysical black holes and its relationship to EHT observations, including how the EHT can provide insight into systems ranging from pulsars to galaxy clusters by probing accretion and energetic outflows on the scale of the Schwarzschild radius.
- Discuss developments in our understanding of the astrophysics of the initial EHT
targets: the supermassive black holes at the centre of the Milky Way (Sgr A*) and M87.
- Present new EHT-driven results.
- Describe the current technical status and discuss the planned development of the EHT, including the imminent inclusion of the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array and the South Pole Telescope.
- Discuss the EHT collaboration and organize the EHT community.
Registration for this conference is now closed.
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