Event Horizon Telescope

Scholars from the School of Natural Sciences brought together astrophysicists from across the world for a workshop focused on improving understanding of observations from the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT). The organizers also hosted an observing night for the IAS community, featuring a specially constructed radio telescope.

Feryal Özel, past Member in the School of Natural Sciences (2002–05) and current chair of the School of Physics at Georgia Tech, discusses her work on the recent imaging of a black hole with the Event Horizon Telescope (EHT) collaboration and the...

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.