Richard Anantua’s origins as a high-energy theoretical astrophysicist trace back to Berkeley, Stanford, and Yale. He is a member of the Event Horizon Telescope Collaboration. Richard’s work involves modeling inflowing and outflowing plasmas around supermassive black holes to infer the most likely radiation mechanisms underlying observations such as EHT's 2019 M87 image. He uses simulations and semi-analytic models to reproduce time-dependent polarized images and spectra, while accounting for heretofore underexplored contributions from positrons and electromagnetic energy dissipation processes.
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