ASIAA VLBI Group at ASIAA
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News

2017 Mar
Workshop: Black Hole Astrophysics with VLBI - Past, Present, and Future
2016 Nov
EHT Collaboration Meeting 2016
2016 May
M87 Workshop: Towards the 100th Anniversary of the Discovery of Cosmic Jets
2015 Nov
ALMA Links with Other Observatories to Create Earth-size Telescope
2015 Oct
GLT Team Meets with Kip Thorne
2015 Sep
GLT Face to Face Meeting, Taipei
2015 July
VLBI Experiment for APP commissioning with JCMT/SMA
2015 July
East Asia VLBI Workshop 2015, Sapporo, Japan
2015 May
GLT Project Risk Review, Taipei
2015 Apr
ASIAA Joins with H Maser Clock Synchronization Testing in the EHT Collaboration
2015 Mar
EHT 1.3 mm VLBI Observation, Hawaii
2015 Mar
Get Started on the JCMT Operation by the EAO
2014 Nov
EHT 2014 Science & Collaboration Meeting, Waterloo, Canada
2014 May
GLT Face to Face Meeting, Taipei
2013 Oct
Academia Sinica Open House, ASHQ
2013 Jul
GLT Face to Face Meeting
Summer Student Program, ASIAA
2013 May
ALMA Phase-up Project CDR Meeting, Charlottesville, VA
2013 Mar
EHT 1.3 mm VLBI Observation, Hawaii
2013 Jan
GLT Face to Face Meeting, Taipei

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ALMA-NA prototype antenna
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Project Description

on VLBI group at ASIAA

With the addition of new staff members, a new effort has been launched to perform frontier Very Long Baseline Interferometry (VLBI) studies. VLBI has been dedicated in pursuit of high angular resolution. Our group, collabrating with international partners, is conducting the exciting projects, which will achieve the resolution of tens of micro arcseconds: Submillimeter VLBI. By direct imaging toward the super massive black holes (SMBHs) at center of the Active Galactic Nuclei (AGNs) with this extremely high angular resolution, we will investigate the physics at ultimate state under the relativity. Tentative goals of this group would be to (1) image the shadow of SMBH itself and (2) image the inner most part of the jet and accretion disk. The former would be a direct proof of the existence of SMBH, and essential to determine the mass and spin parameter of SMBH. The latter would be important to investigate the launching mechanisms of the ultra-relativistic jet.

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