#4-10 - Taking Images of Black Holes - ft. Dr. Gunther Witzel
Today, Juli talks to Dr. Gunther Witzel, a scientist in the department for Very Long Baseline Interferometry at the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy in Bonn. He is member of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration, the Galactic Center Orbit Initiative, the M2FINDERS collaboration, and the Spitzer/IRAC and Chandra Sgr A* monitoring campaign.
Juli and Gunther talk about the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration and its tasks and goals. Gunther also explains the image production of the immediate surrounding of two super massive black holes. They discuss the major scientific achievement that the images of the black holes at the center of M87 and the Milky Way brought. Gunther describes the tremendous efforts in technological development, coordination and calibration between many different instruments, and data analysis.
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