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Advanced EHT Data Analysis: Time Domain Methods II, Session 2

Advanced EHT Data Analysis: Time Domain Methods II, Session 2

Webinar Overview: Session 2 of the Advanced EHT Data Analysis Series Ingrid Stairs (University of British Columbia) presented an excellent webinar session covering different methods for identifying periodic signals and their applicability to different pulsar data...

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Advanced EHT Data Analysis: Time Domain Methods I, Session 1

Advanced EHT Data Analysis: Time Domain Methods I, Session 1

Webinar Overview: Part 1 of the Advanced EHT Data Analysis Series During this first session in the new series, the facilitator discusses astrophysical sources exhibiting incoherent variability in their lightcurves, specifically from the perspective of "compact object”...

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EVOLUTION: The Genius Equation

EVOLUTION: The Genius Equation

EVOLUTION: The Genius Equation, a contemporary documentary,  creates "a new paradigm and explores the untapped resources of our mind, presenting brilliant experts in A.I., neurology, quantum physics, art and much more, reaching from thearchives of antiquity to...

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Astrophysics Empowered by the EHT: Ray Tracing, Session 3

Astrophysics Empowered by the EHT: Ray Tracing, Session 3

Webinar Overview: Part 3 of the Astrophysics Empowered by the EHT Webinar Series This session will cover general relativistic ray tracing (GRRT), a numerical technique for computing physically accurate black hole images from fluid/plasma models of black hole accretion...

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Sean Dougall selected for NASA Arizona Space Grant Internship

The project aims to characterize the images of black holes using image-domain feature extraction of the black holes shadow parameters. In short, we want to be able to use the observed accretion flow, or photon ring, around the black hole as a proxy for the size of the...

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PIRE Awarded Large-scale Community Partnership Allocation

PIRE Awarded Large-scale Community Partnership Allocation

In order to support the large computation effort to study black hole accretion physics and explain EHT observations, PIRE submitted a Large-scale Community Partnerships (LSCP) proposal to the Texas Advanced Computing Center (TACC) for a computation and storage...

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New Test of General Relativity

New Test of General Relativity

Einstein's theory of general relativity – the idea that gravity is matter warping spacetime – has withstood over 100 years of scrutiny and testing, including the newest test from the Event Horizon Telescope collaboration, published today in the latest issue of...

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Developing FPGA’s for High Speed Computational Power

Developing FPGA’s for High Speed Computational Power

The next generation of hardware for radio telescopes’ signal processing requires high-speed computing and data throughput capabilities. To achieve high-speed computation power, Field Programmable Gate Arrays (FPGA) are used. FPGAs contain millions of programmable...

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Students Leading Development of New GRMHD Plasma Visualizations

Students Leading Development of New GRMHD Plasma Visualizations

Arizona graduate student, David Ball, is using the PIRE AR/VR Lab to develop virtual-reality visualizations of magnetohydrodynamic simulations of plasma around black holes. By learning the basics of graphics rendering on GPUs using algorithms called “shaders,” (found...

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