Astronomy Faculty Narayanan and Schloerb Among the Authors of Groundbreaking EHT Publication on Black Hole's Magnetic Field

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
Polarised view of the black hole in M87. The lines mark the orientation of polarisation, which is related to the magnetic field around the shadow of the black hole. Credit: © EHT Collaboration
Profs. Gopal Narayanan and Pete Schloerb are among the authors of a new publication by the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration on the supermassive black hole in the center
of the galaxy M87. This new paper shows, for the first time, the signatures of the magnetic field surrounding the black hole. These observations help illuminate how black holes launch powerful, galactic-scale jets.