Reprint

From Vision to Instrument: Creating a Next-Generation Event Horizon Telescope for a New Era of Black Hole Science

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November 2023
470 pages
  • ISBN978-3-0365-9354-8 (Hardback)
  • ISBN978-3-0365-9355-5 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue From Vision to Instrument: Creating a Next-Generation Event Horizon Telescope for a New Era of Black Hole Science that was published in

Physical Sciences
Summary

In April 2019, the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration successfully imaged the first supermassive black hole (M87*), opening a new era in detailed study of these exotic objects.  By sharply enhancing the capabilities of black hole imaging, the next-generation EHT (ngEHT) is poised to again revolutionize our view of horizon-scale physics. The ngEHT will enable the first movies of black hole accretion, produce high-dynamic-range images that connect black holes directly to their galactic-scale relativistic jets, and bring into range a larger population of black holes and explosive transients to explore. This Special Issue develops the key science drivers and architecture of the ngEHT. The contributions sharpen the ngEHT scientific vision and implementation by illuminating and proposing new possibilities in the following areas: Fundamental physics; Black holes and their cosmic context; Accretion; Jet launching; Transients and impulsive phenomena; Algorithms and inference; History, philosophy, and cultural implications of building new instruments in the current era; Advances in submillimeter VLBI instrumentation; VLBI array design and optimization

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  • Hardback
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Keywords
black holes; general relativity; accretion; relativistic jets; very-long-baseline interferometry; SMBHs; VLBI; ngEHT; black holes; photon rings; Radio Astronomy; VLBI; accretion disk; relativistic Jet; GRMHD; VLBI; black holes; signal processing; very long baseline interferometry (1769); radio astronomy (1338); millimeter astronomy (1061); submillimeter astronomy (1647); radio telescopes (1360); high angular resolution (2167); astronomical instrumentation (799); black holes; AGN; radio interferometry; black hole; VLBI; ngEHT; astrometry; SFPR; accretion disk; relativistic jet; GRMHD; interferometry; polarimetry; black holes; magnetohydrodynamics; radiative transfer; accretion; Messier 87; Sagittarius A*; supermassive black holes; accretion; general relativity; very long baseline interferometry; Messier 87; Sagittarius A*; EHT; ngEHT; black holes; precipitable water vapor; Very Long Baseline Interferometry; radio astronomy; millimeter astronomy; radio telescopes; high angular resolution; astronomical instrumentation; very long baseline interferometry (1769); radio astronomy (1338); millimeter astronomy (1061); submillimeter astronomy (1647); radio telescopes (1360); high angular resolution (2167); M87*; plasma composition; EHT; ngEHT; very long baseline interferometry; black holes; active galactic nuclei; radio astronomy; imaging; instrument design; telescopes; algorithms; data analysis; ngEHT; VLBI; SMA; correlation; GPU; Tensor Core; supermassive black holes; accretion inflows; jet launching; event horizon telescope; next-generation event horizon telescope; active galactic nuclei; astronomical techniques; very long baseline interferometry; very long baseline interferometry (VLBI); supermassive black holes; active galactic nuclei; multi-wavelength studies; relativistic jets; Sgr A*; hot spot; dynamical image reconstruction; StarWarps; time-variability; EHT; ngEHT; very long baseline interferometry; black holes; active galactic nuclei; radio astronomy; instrument design; black holes; ngEHT; robustness; no hair theorems; scientific collaborations; philosophy; history; social sciences; governance; visualization; black holes; general relativity; accretion; relativistic jets; very-long-baseline interferometry; black holes; general relativity; interferometry; accretion; relativistic jets; very-long-baseline interferometry; EHT; ngEHT; neutrinos; active galaxies; galaxy jets; quasars; radio continuum; interferometric techniques; n/a; black holes; supermassive black holes; general relativity; interferometry; accretion; relativistic jets; very-long-baseline interferometry; radio instrumentation; EHT; ngEHT