(AIAA LA-LV) The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT): Studying Black Holes from the South Pole

When:  Nov 9, 2019 from 1:00 PM to 4:30 PM (PT)
Associated with  Los Angeles-Las Vegas Section
RSVP & Information: https://conta.cc/32otTyO
AIAA LA-LV 11/9 Saturday Event (Free Public Event)
(This program is not sponsored by the El Segundo Public Library)
(You do not need to be a member of AIAA to attend the event. Volunteers are needed for all AIAA activities)
Saturday, November 9, 2019
First Time Ever
Black Hole Observation !
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT): Studying Black Holes from the South Pole
Dr. Junhan Kim
Robert A. Millikan Prize Postdoctoral Fellow
Division of Physics, Math & Astronomy
California Institute of Technology (CalTech)
A Free event but RSVP is required/preferred
(Food/lunch, snacks and beverages are NOT included or provided)
(Only coffee/ bottled water will be provided.)
(No Refund within 7 days of the event or afterwards)

Who? (Dr. Junhan Kim)
Junhan is a Robert A. Millikan Postdoctoral Scholar in Physics at Caltech, starting September 2019. He obtained his undergraduate degrees in electrical engineering and astronomy from Seoul National University in Korea and did his Ph.D. studies in Department of Astronomy and Steward Observatory at the University of Arizona. For his thesis entitled "Instruments and Statistical Tools to Study Supermassive Black Holes at Event Horizon Scales", he traveled to the South Pole four times since 2014 to incorporate the South Pole Telescope to the Event Horizon Telescope array.
The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) project is a very-long-baseline interferometry experiment to observe supermassive black holes at the highest resolution ever achieved, combining a network of radio telescopes around the world. A few months ago, the EHT announced its first results: imaging the nuclear black hole in the galaxy M87. In this talk, I will review the EHT results as well as the efforts that led to the first scientific outcome of the project, including the instrument development for the South Pole Telescope that I have been heavily involved in.
Where? (See maps at the bottom)
El Segundo Public Library
Sue Carter Friends of the El Segundo Public Library Community Room (Downstairs)
111 W Mariposa Ave.
El Segundo, CA 90245
(Library Parking and Street Parking available)
Saturday, November 9, 2019, 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM (Check-in starts at 1:30PM)
Presentation starts at 2:00 PM.
(Seats/Tickets are limited. RSVP will end after Thursday, November 7, 2019, or whenever all seats are filled.)
Dress Code
No open-toe shoes
events.aiaalalv@gmail.com or (949)426-8175 (phone/text ok) (AIAA LA-LV Events/Program Chair)
Coordinating Organization: 
AIAA Los Angeles - Las Vegas Section
*Volunteers are needed, please contact:
AIAA LA-LV Section Chair (cgsonwane@gmail.com)


El Segundo Public Library (Community Room)
111 W Mariposa Ave.
El Segundo, CA 90245
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