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First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. VIII. Magnetic Field Structure near The Event Horizon

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Kazunori Akiyama
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Juan Carlos Algaba
  • Function : Author
Antxon Alberdi
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Walter Alef
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Richard Anantua
  • Function : Author
Keiichi Asada
  • Function : Author
Rebecca Azulay
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Anne-Kathrin Baczko
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David Ball
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Mislav Baloković
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John Barrett
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Bradford A. Benson
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Dan Bintley
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Lindy Blackburn
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Raymond Blundell
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Wilfred Boland
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Katherine L. Bouman
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Geoffrey C. Bower
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Hope Boyce
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Michael Bremer
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Christiaan D. Brinkerink
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Roger Brissenden
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Silke Britzen
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Avery E. Broderick
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Dominique Broguiere
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Thomas Bronzwaer
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Do-Young Byun
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John E. Carlstrom
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Andrew Chael
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Chi-Kwan Chan
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Shami Chatterjee
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Koushik Chatterjee
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Ming-Tang Chen
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Yongjun Chen
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Paul M. Chesler
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Ilje Cho
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Pierre Christian
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John E. Conway
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James M. Cordes
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Thomas M. Crawford
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Geoffrey B. Crew
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Alejandro Cruz-Osorio
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Yuzhu Cui
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Jordy Davelaar
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Mariafelicia de Laurentis
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Roger Deane
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Jessica Dempsey
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Jason Dexter
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Sheperd S. Doeleman
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Ralph P. Eatough
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Heino Falcke
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Joseph Farah
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Vincent L. Fish
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Ed Fomalont
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H. Alyson Ford
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Raquel Fraga-Encinas
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Per Friberg
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Christian M. Fromm
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Antonio Fuentes
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Peter Galison
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Charles F. Gammie
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Roberto García
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Zachary Gelles
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Olivier Gentaz
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Boris Georgiev
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Ciriaco Goddi
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Roman Gold
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José L. Gómez
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Arturo I. Gómez-Ruiz
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Minfeng Gu
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Mark Gurwell
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Kazuhiro Hada
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Daryl Haggard
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Michael H. Hecht
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Ronald Hesper
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Elizabeth Himwich
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Luis C. Ho
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Paul Ho
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Mareki Honma
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Chih-Wei L. Huang
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Lei Huang
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David H. Hughes
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Shiro Ikeda
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Makoto Inoue
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Sara Issaoun
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David J. James
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Buell T. Jannuzi
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Michael Janssen
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Britton Jeter
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Wu Jiang
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Alejandra Jimenez-Rosales
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Michael D. Johnson
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Svetlana Jorstad
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Taehyun Jung
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Mansour Karami
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Ramesh Karuppusamy
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Tomohisa Kawashima
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Garrett K. Keating
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Mark Kettenis
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Dong-Jin Kim
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Jae-Young Kim
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Jongsoo Kim
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Junhan Kim
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Motoki Kino
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Jun Yi Koay
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Yutaro Kofuji
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Patrick M. Koch
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Shoko Koyama
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Michael Kramer
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Carsten Kramer
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Thomas P. Krichbaum
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Cheng-Yu Kuo
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Tod R. Lauer
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Sang-Sung Lee
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Aviad Levis
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Yan-Rong Li
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Zhiyuan Li
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Michael Lindqvist
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Rocco Lico
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Greg Lindahl
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Jun Liu
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Kuo Liu
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Elisabetta Liuzzo
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Wen-Ping Lo
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Andrei P. Lobanov
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Laurent Loinard
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Colin Lonsdale
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Ru-Sen Lu
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Nicholas R. Macdonald
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Jirong Mao
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Nicola Marchili
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Sera Markoff
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Daniel P. Marrone
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Alan P. Marscher
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Iván Martí-Vidal
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Satoki Matsushita
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Lynn D. Matthews
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Lia Medeiros
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Karl M. Menten
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Izumi Mizuno
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Yosuke Mizuno
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James M. Moran
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Kotaro Moriyama
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Monika Moscibrodzka
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Cornelia Müller
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Gibwa Musoke
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Alejandro Mus Mejías
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Daniel Michalik
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Andrew Nadolski
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Hiroshi Nagai
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Neil M. Nagar
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Masanori Nakamura
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Ramesh Narayan
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Gopal Narayanan
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Iniyan Natarajan
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Antonios Nathanail
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Joey Neilsen
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Roberto Neri
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Chunchong Ni
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Aristeidis Noutsos
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Michael A. Nowak
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Hiroki Okino
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Héctor Olivares
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Gisela N. Ortiz-León
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Tomoaki Oyama
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Feryal Özel
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Daniel C. M. Palumbo
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Jongho Park
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Nimesh Patel
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Ue-Li Pen
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Dominic W. Pesce
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Vincent Piétu
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Richard Plambeck
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Aleksandar Popstefanija
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Oliver Porth
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Felix M. Pötzl
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Ben Prather
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Jorge A. Preciado-López
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Dimitrios Psaltis
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Hung-Yi Pu
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Venkatessh Ramakrishnan
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Ramprasad Rao
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Mark G. Rawlings
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Alexander W. Raymond
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Luciano Rezzolla
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Angelo Ricarte
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Bart Ripperda
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Freek Roelofs
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Alan Rogers
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Eduardo Ros
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Mel Rose
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Arash Roshanineshat
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Helge Rottmann
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Alan L. Roy
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Chet Ruszczyk
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Kazi L. J. Rygl
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Salvador Sánchez
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David Sánchez-Arguelles
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Mahito Sasada
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Tuomas Savolainen
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F. Peter Schloerb
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Karl-Friedrich Schuster
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Lijing Shao
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Zhiqiang Shen
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Des Small
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Bong Won Sohn
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Jason Soohoo
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He Sun
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Fumie Tazaki
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Alexandra J. Tetarenko
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Paul Tiede
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Remo P. J. Tilanus
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Michael Titus
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Kenji Toma
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Pablo Torne
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Tyler Trent
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Efthalia Traianou
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Sascha Trippe
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Ilse van Bemmel
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Huib Jan van Langevelde
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Daniel R. van Rossum
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Jan Wagner
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Derek Ward-Thompson
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John Wardle
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Jonathan Weintroub
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Norbert Wex
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Robert Wharton
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Maciek Wielgus
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George N. Wong
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Qingwen Wu
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Doosoo Yoon
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André Young
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Ken Young
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Ziri Younsi
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Feng Yuan
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Abstract

Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) observations at 230 GHz have now imaged polarized emission around the supermassive black hole in M87 on event-horizon scales. This polarized synchrotron radiation probes the structure of magnetic fields and the plasma properties near the black hole. Here we compare the resolved polarization structure observed by the EHT, along with simultaneous unresolved observations with the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array, to expectations from theoretical models. The low fractional linear polarization in the resolved image suggests that the polarization is scrambled on scales smaller than the EHT beam, which we attribute to Faraday rotation internal to the emission region. We estimate the average density ne ∼ 104-7 cm-3, magnetic field strength B ∼ 1-30 G, and electron temperature Te ∼ (1-12) × 1010 K of the radiating plasma in a simple one-zone emission model. We show that the net azimuthal linear polarization pattern may result from organized, poloidal magnetic fields in the emission region. In a quantitative comparison with a large library of simulated polarimetric images from general relativistic magnetohydrodynamic (GRMHD) simulations, we identify a subset of physical models that can explain critical features of the polarimetric EHT observations while producing a relativistic jet of sufficient power. The consistent GRMHD models are all of magnetically arrested accretion disks, where near-horizon magnetic fields are dynamically important. We use the models to infer a mass accretion rate onto the black hole in M87 of (3-20) × 10-4 M yr-1.
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Kazunori Akiyama, Juan Carlos Algaba, Antxon Alberdi, Walter Alef, Richard Anantua, et al.. First M87 Event Horizon Telescope Results. VIII. Magnetic Field Structure near The Event Horizon. The Astrophysical Journal Letters, 2021, 910, ⟨10.3847/2041-8213/abe4de⟩. ⟨insu-03713797⟩
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