Sharp magnetic images as a tool to understand the nature of black holes
The first ever image of a supermassive black hole was presented in 2019. To understand the nature of such black holes, one needs to study the behaviour of magnetic fields near their event horizons, i.e. the points beyond which information cannot reach us. This may also explain how the observed powerful relativistic plasma jets are formed. The EU-funded M2FINDERS project will combine ultra-sharp interferometry images, opacity measurements and advanced image analysis methods with relativistic flow simulations to precisely map magnetic fields in the vicinity of the event horizons of black holes. This will deepen our understanding of the nature of black holes and be a test for Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity.
Fields of science
Funding SchemeERC-ADG - Advanced Grant
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