May 12 global event about the center of the Milky Way: what to expect?

In April 2019 it was expected that members of the partnership Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) reveal the first images of the appearance of a black holein this case that of the one in the heart of the Milky WaySagittarius A*, and that of the one in the heart of the universe M87. Only the image of the black hole M87* was finally presented because of that of the supermassive black hole of our Galaxy had proved harder to come by. But the one from M87* already looked surprisingly similar to the one that Jean Pierre Luminet was the first to calculate realistically with a computer late 1970s. About ten years later, his colleague got a more accurate version astrophysicist Jean-Alain Marck, unfortunately passed away too early.

stephen hawking and John Wheeler unfortunately were no longer present to attend the event with us, but some of the other pioneers of the physical black holes like Nobel Prizes in Physics Chicken Thorne and Roger Penrose

A presentation of the success of theEvent Horizon Telescope when the collaboration it uses revealed the first image of a black hole on April 10, 2019, that of the supermassive hole at the heart of the elliptical galaxy M87, about 53 million light-years away from the Milky Way. To get a reasonably accurate French translation, click on the white rectangle at the bottom right. The English subtitles should then appear. Then click on the nut to the right of the rectangle, then on “Subtitles” and finally on “Automatic translation”. Choose “French”. Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics

Jean-Pierre Luminet had explained in detail, in French and in English on the blog that Futura has made available to it, the origin and characteristics of the images of black holes surrounded by a accretion disk with a hot plasma you would expect to see. He also traced the history of theastrophysics relativistic about it.

But here’s a joint press release from European Southern ObservatoryESO) and theEvent Horizon Telescope (EHT) just announced that there will be an online conference on May 12, 2022, at 3:00 PM in France, reporting new results and just about the Milky Way!

The event will be worldwide.

The conference will be broadcast online on the ESO website and on the ESO YouTube Channel† Simultaneous press conferences will be held around the world, including Washington DC, Santiago de Chile, Mexico City, Tokyo and Taipei.