Black Holes

If a picture is worth a thousand words, what might the first horizon-scale image of a black hole tell us? A new paper by researchers from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration, which famously imaged M87’s central black hole, has provided a...

Last April, the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) sparked international excitement when it unveiled the first image of a black hole. Today, a team of researchers have published new calculations that predict a striking and intricate substructure within...

In writing about the first image of a black hole, released today by the Event Horizon Telescope Project, Nsikan Akpan of PBS NewsHour enlists the perspective of Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor, for insights on the mysterious nature of black holes, the importance of international collaborations, and why an image of a black hole matters.