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M87 Workshop: Towards the 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Cosmic Jets
May 23-27, 2016
Taipei, Taiwan

Invited Presentation

Inferring Jet Physics from Event Horizon Telescope Observations of M87

Author(s): Avery Broderick (Perimeter Institute / University of Waterloo)

Presenter: Avery Broderick (Perimeter Institute / University of Waterloo)

Millimeter-VLBI observations of M87 have probed sub-horizon scales, providing the highest resolution data on jet launching in any source. I will describe how this can already be used to constrain properties of the jet launching mechanism, source of the synchrotron emitting high-energy leptons, and nature of the central supermassive black hole. Looking towards the future, I will discuss how the detection and study of jet variability will open a new window on the processes responsible for the inertial loading of jets, and thus distinguish between multiple potential components in M87.

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