The Black Hole at the Center of Our Galaxy

The supermassive black hole at the center of our Galaxy has a low-luminosity accretion flow, whose spectrum and variability have been studied for many years. Within the next year, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) will obtain the first resolved images of the accretion flow and the black hole shadow. The EHT will provide unique information on the dynamics and thermodynamics of the gas and magnetic field near the black hole. This talk will describe ongoing theoretical and simulation studies that are gearing up to exploit the new opportunities.

Followed by wine and cheese in Pupin 1332.

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