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radio emission from the supermassive black hole

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mike.german's picture
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radio emission from the supermassive black hole

I have looked through the contributors to this most significant work and find it sad that none of them is associated with a UK institution.

Robin Leadbeater's picture
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UK mm radio astronomy

Yes I noticed that too.  I guess we don't have our own mm wavelength capability (eMerlin works down to 1cm I think) though we must have a small share in ALMA through ESO I suppose.


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JCM telescope

When the Event Horizon Telescope project started in 2009 the UK was still part funding and involved in operation of the James Clerk Maxwell telescope which has been part of the project - then we pulled the plug on funding and walked away in 2015 [ironically the UNESCO International Year of Light which celebrated the achievements of all those who had contributed to our understanding of light - foremost amongst them Maxwell].  I think there may still be a bit of involvement somewhere via UCL, but I'm not sure. But, you are right, sadly we don't have a place at this particular top table.

john s