Graduate Student (Physics), Department of Astronomy
Andrew Chael is working on EHT projects at the intersection of theory and observation. He performs GRMHD simulations with new electron temperature evolution code to simulate movies of Sgr A* and M87 to better understand how EHT observations will constrain the plasma physics of the inner accretion flow and jet. He also is a leader on the EHT imaging working group, and has pioneered new algorithms on reconstructing images directly from robust data products like closure phase and amplitude. He is the author of the eht-imaging software library which is used across the collaboration for analyzing data and generating images.