"The Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) is a project to create a large telescope array consisting of a global network of radio telescopes and combining data from several very-long-baseline interferometry (VLBI) stations around the Earth. The aim is to observe the immediate environment of the supermassive black hole Sagittarius A at the center of the Milky Way, as well as the even larger black hole in the center of the supergiant elliptical galaxy Messier 87, with angular resolution comparable to the black hole's event horizon."
From Perimeter Institute email.
On April 10 at 9 am ET, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration will announce a “groundbreaking result” regarding black holes.
- Shep Doeleman, EHT Director, Center for Astrophysics, Harvard & Smithsonian.
- Dan Marrone, Associate Professor of Astronomy, University of Arizona.
Following the announcement, at 11 am ET, black hole experts will explore the implications of the findings during “Expanding Horizons,” a live panel discussion at Perimeter Institute.
On the panel will be:
- Robert Myers, Perimeter Institute Director and BMO Financial Group Isaac Newton Chair in Theoretical Physics
- Beatrice Bonga, postdoctoral researcher, Perimeter Institute
- Asimina Arvanitaki, Perimeter Institute Faculty member and Stavros Niarchos Foundation Aristarchus Chair in Theoretical Physics
- Brian McNamara, Department Chair of Physics and Astronomy, University of Waterloo
- At Last, a Black Hole's Image Revealed by Lee Billings, published in Scientific American April 10. "Analyses of the image - published in a series of six papers in the Astrophysical Journal Letters - confirm that within the limits of the EHT’s present sensitivity the shape and behavior of M87’s black hole fits Einstein’s predictions."
- What the Sight of a Black Hole Means to a Black Hole Physicist written by astrophysicist Janna Levin, published in Quanta April 10.
- Astronomers Capture First Image of a Black Hole published on the European Space Organisation (ESO) website April 10.
- Earth Sees First Image Of A Black Hole at NPR April 10.
- How to take a picture of a black hole, a talk by Katie Bouman to TEDxBeaconStreet
- Outstanding science in my opinion.
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