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Testing the Black Hole Paradigm in the Galactic Center with Infrared Interferometry

Speaker:Nobel Laureate, Prof. Reinhard Genzel
Affiliation:Max Planck Institute for Extraterrestrial Physics & University of California, Berkeley
Time:13:15 - 14:15
Location:Lidow Rosen Auditorium (323)

Observations over the past 4 decades have provided strong evidence that the
central compact radio/IR source SgrA* is a 4.3 million solar mass black
hole. I will summarize this journey and discuss our most recent work, with
milli-arsecond infrared interferometry, of testing General Relativity and
the Massive Black Hole paradigm with precision astrometry and polarization