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2020-10-30 Abstract

Title: Greenland Telescope (GLT) - Past, Present, and Future
Speaker:  Dr. Satoki Matsushita (ASIAA)
Date: October 30 at 14:30
Location: R521, General Building II
The Greenland Telescope (GLT) project is to investigate black holes and their immediate vicinity with imaging the shadows of super massive black holes (SMBHs) using the submillimeter Very Long Baseline Interferometry (submm VLBI) technique together with other submm telescopes all over the world. US National Science Foundation (NSF) awarded a 12 m ALMA North America prototype antenna to the group led by the ASIAA and the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory (SAO). The telescope was retrofitted for the extreme cold environment of Greenland, and assembled at the US Thule Airforce Base, located at the northwestern region of Greenland. We are currently commissioning and operating the telescope at there, and preparing for the traverse to the Summit of Greenland. In this talk, I will present the history and the current status of the GLT, and describe our future plan.
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