What Does a Black Hole Look Like?

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.

“There will only be one time in the history of our planet where we will see an image of a black hole for the first time,” said Dijkgraaf. "The discovery would be on par with the direct detection of gravitational waves three years ago."

Read more at PBS NewsHour.