skip to main content

Imaging Magnetic Fields at the Edge of M87's Black Hole

Friday, March 26, 2021
11:00am to 12:00pm
Add to Cal
Online Event
Monika Mościbrodzka, Assistant Professor of Astrophysics, Radboud University,

The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, who produced the first ever image of a black hole, has just revealed a new view of the massive object at the centre of the M87 galaxy: how it looks in polarised light. This is the first time astronomers have been able to measure polarisation, a signature of magnetic fields, this close to the edge of a black hole. The observations are key to explaining how the M87 galaxy, located 55 million light-years away, is able to launch energetic jets from its core.

In her presentation, Dr. Mościbrodzka will talk about these new observational results and their theoretical interpretation.

For more information, please contact Vikram Ravi ([email protected]) or Katie Bouman ([email protected]).


Meeting ID: 818 6225 5594

Join by phone

+12133388477,,81862255594# US (Los Angeles)
+16699006833,,81862255594# US (San Jose)Dial by your location
+1 213 338 8477 US (Los Angeles)
+1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
+1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
+1 646 558 8656 US (New York)
+1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)
+1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
Find your local number:

Join by SIP [email protected]

Join by H.323 (US West) (US East) (India Mumbai) (India Hyderabad) (Amsterdam Netherlands) (Germany) (Australia Sydney) (Australia Melbourne) (Singapore) (Brazil) (Canada Toronto) (Canada Vancouver) (Japan Tokyo) (Japan Osaka)