October 24th, 2019

лошадь, диаграмма, Фейнман

Популярно о том, как делалась "фотография черной дыры"

First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results and the Role of ALMA: https://arxiv.org/abs/1910.10193

Апдейт: по наводке уважаемого sergepolar "Очень понятно и хорошо про всякие "тени черных дыр".":

Black Hole Shadows, Photon Rings, and Lensing Rings: https://arxiv.org/abs/1906.00873

The presence of a bright "photon ring" surrounding a dark "black hole shadow" has been discussed as an important feature of the observational appearance of emission originating near a black hole. We clarify the meaning and relevance of these heuristics with analytic calculations and numerical toy models. The standard usage of the term "shadow" describes the appearance of a black hole illuminated from all directions, including from behind the observer. A backlit black hole casts a somewhat larger shadow. Neither shadow heuristic is particularly relevant to understanding the appearance of emission originating near the black hole, where the emission profile and gravitational redshift play the dominant roles in determining the observed size of the central dark area. A photon ring results from light rays that orbit near the black hole before escaping to infinity, where they arrive near a ring-shaped "critical curve" on the image plane. Although the brightness can become arbitrarily large near this critical curve in the case of optically thin emitting matter, we show that the enhancement is only logarithmic, and hence is of no relevance to present observations. For optically thin emission from a geometrically thin or thick disk, photons that make only a fraction of an orbit will generically give rise to a much wider "lensing ring," which is a demagnified image of the back of the disk, superimposed on top of the direct emission. The lensing ring is centered at a radius ~5% larger than the photon ring and its width is ~0.5-1M. It can be relatively brighter by a factor of 2-3 and thus could provide a significant feature in high resolution images. Nevertheless, the characteristic features of the observed image are dominated by the location and properties of the emitting matter near the black hole. We comment on the recent M87* Event Horizon Telescope observations and mass measurement.
лошадь, диаграмма, Фейнман

О радиационном переносе тепла

Отличная статья Зачем пустынным зверям большие уши? уважаемого d_catulus. Как-то раньше не задумывался, что из-за четвертой степени температуры в законе Стефана-Больцмана охлаждение излучением может быть гораздо эффективнее, чем тупая теплопроводность. Благодаря этому пустынные зайчики и выживают.