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Collaborators on First Black Hole Photo Recognized by 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

After taking the first photo of an actual black hole, the Event Horizon Telescope collaborators have all been recognized with the 2020 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics and received the $3 million prize for the work they did on the EHT.

The EHT is a network of eight radio dishes in Antarctica, Chile, Mexico, Hawaii, Arizona and Spain that creates an Earth-sized interferometer. Its ultra-high angular resolution images of radio emission from a supermassive black hole at the heart of galaxy M87* opened a new window on black holes and other phenomena.
Recently, a team at Brookhaven National Laboratory used the EHT image to disfavour “fuzzy” models of ultra-light boson dark matter.

(Image credit: EHT collaboration)


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